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Kendall and Chloe Roehling

Roehling Twins

Recipient, Treatment, Wisconsin

Twins Chloe and Kendall Roehling have always battled the odds together.

Both were born with hearts that couldn’t pump blood throughout their bodies. They were diagnosed with restrictive cardiomyopathy – a condition that has no cure. They needed heart transplants to survive.

After several months on the organ donation waiting list, matches were found for the twins. Thanks to blood testing done at BloodCenter of Wisconsin, it was determined that Chloe and Kendall’s bodies would not reject the new hearts and that they could safely undergo transplants. Chloe, then Kendall, each underwent successful operations that saved their lives.

“If you look at my kids’ faces, they wouldn’t be here unless somebody decided to donate and save somebody else's life,” says their mom, Christine.

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

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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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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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