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05.24.2017

Seattle organ donor’s heart beats anew in Alaskan woman

Man’s family meets recipient months after UW Medicine specialists performed transplant

KING5  |  Updated 4:15 PM, 05.24.2017

Posted in: Healthcare

  • Paula Konzcal, left, listens to her brother's transplanted heart beating in Jennie Lawrence. KING5

When West Seattle resident Joel Eggert died last December in a motorcycle accident, his decision to be an organ donor became a life-saving gift.

Months later, Jennie Lawrence of Anchorage, Alaska, met Eggerts' family members to say thank you.  She had been gravely ill when she received Joel Eggert's heart in a transplant at UW Medical Center. 

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