organ transplant http://michiganradio.org en Transplant Games of America begin today in Grand Rapids http://michiganradio.org/post/transplant-games-america-begin-today-grand-rapids <p>The <a href="http://www.transplantgamesofamerica.org/">Transplant Games of America </a>are traditionally put on once every two years for athletes who are organ donation recipients. Living organ donors can also compete. Hundreds, if not a thousand athletes from all over the country are expected to compete in a dozen sporting events including track, volleyball, golf, basketball, tennis and several others.</p> Sat, 28 Jul 2012 17:19:21 +0000 Lindsey Smith 8475 at http://michiganradio.org Transplant Games of America begin today in Grand Rapids Spectrum Hospital completes first heart transplant in west Michigan http://michiganradio.org/post/spectrum-hospital-completes-first-heart-transplant-west-michigan <p>Doctors are <a href="http://www.spectrum-health.org/body.cfm?id=677&amp;action=detail&amp;ref=561">celebrating the first successful heart transplant</a> done in west Michigan. In <a href="http://www.spectrum-health.org/body.cfm?id=677&amp;action=detail&amp;ref=442">February Spectrum Health was approved</a> to perform heart transplants. Three other hospitals in Michigan are allowed to do the complicated procedure, but they’re all located in southeast Michigan.</p> Tue, 14 Dec 2010 23:38:24 +0000 Lindsey Smith 594 at http://michiganradio.org Spectrum Hospital completes first heart transplant in west Michigan