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Havalah Kolb

Havalah Kolb

Organ & Tissue, Treatment, Wisconsin

Versiti Blood Center of Wisconsin impacts the lives of patients every day, including patients like Havalah. She was diagnosed with a disease that prevents the bile ducts in the liver from developing normally. She received the amazing gift of a liver transplant just after her second birthday and today is doing well.

We continue to research ways to improve tissue matching for organ transplants, in order to find cures that can change a patient’s life forever.

Other Impact Stories

Jesse Pagel presenting a check to Versiti Blood Center of Wisconsin to support Organ Donation

Jesse Pagels

Jesse was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia in 2003. Unfortunately, the treatment damaged his lungs. In 2013, a match was found and Jesse underwent a life-saving double lung transplant.

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Judge Mosely and Judge Eiring at Cream City 5K in 2019

Judges Derek Mosley and JoAnn Eiring

In 2014, Derek was diagnosed with end-stage renal disease. Already his colleague and close friend, JoAnn got tested to see if she could donate her kidney and save Derek’s life.

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Gia Danninger

Gia Danninger

Gia Danninger is a fighter. When she was 5 years old, she was diagnosed with aplastic anemia, a rare disease that occurs when the body stops producing enough new blood cells.

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