The Resource A life everlasting : the extraordinary story of one boy's gift to medical science, Sarah Gray

A life everlasting : the extraordinary story of one boy's gift to medical science, Sarah Gray

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A life everlasting : the extraordinary story of one boy's gift to medical science
Title
A life everlasting
Title remainder
the extraordinary story of one boy's gift to medical science
Statement of responsibility
Sarah Gray
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
When Sarah Gray found out she was pregnant with twins, her joy was quickly tempered by sadness when she received the devastating news that one of her unborn sons, Thomas, had anencephaly, a terminal condition. But she was determined to find positive meaning in Thomas's life and death, so in the weeks before she gave birth to her twin sons, in 2010, Sarah arranged to donate his organs, eyes, and blood to medical research. So began her incredible, heart-wrenching quest: determined to trace how Thomas's donations had been used, Sarah visited some of the most prestigious scientific facilities in the country, including Harvard, Duke, and the University of Pennsylvania. Pulling back the curtain of protocol and confidentiality, she met the researchers who received the donations and who studied his cells under a microscope. What she found was extraordinary work pushing the very edge of medical science. Sarah Gray's journey to find closure and understanding takes her beyond her son's donations, too, offering a rare glimpse into the world of organ donation and the scientists who study those donations to further discovery for all humanity. Along the way, Sarah also introduces us to other donor families and tells their stories, as her quest broadens into the wider world of donation for research. Filled with heart, this book is a powerful memoir of grief, hope, and rebirth.--Adapted from dust jacket
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1973-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gray, Sarah
Dewey number
  • 362.196830092
  • B
  • 610.724
Index
no index present
LC call number
QM695.B7
LC item number
G73 2016
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Gray, Sarah
  • Gray, Thomas Ethan
  • Medicine
  • Anencephaly
  • Mother and infant
  • Organ donors
Target audience
adult
Label
A life everlasting : the extraordinary story of one boy's gift to medical science, Sarah Gray
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Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
It wasn't supposed to happen like this -- Sophie's choice, backward at 100 mph -- Better than nothing -- Hello, good-bye -- Thomas's ride -- Eli's story -- Transplant envy -- An accidental quest begins : Schepens Eye Institute -- The quest continues : Duke -- The quest continues : Cytonet -- Out of my comfort zone -- Amalya's story: mortui vivos docent -- The dance -- Sue's story -- The quest isn't over yet : the University of Pennsylvania -- Who was afraid and why -- From donation to discovery -- Mara's story: a sword and a shield
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 275 pages
Isbn
9780062438225
Lccn
2016011725
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)952139073
  • 1497761
  • (OCoLC)ocn952139073
  • 1497761
Label
A life everlasting : the extraordinary story of one boy's gift to medical science, Sarah Gray
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
It wasn't supposed to happen like this -- Sophie's choice, backward at 100 mph -- Better than nothing -- Hello, good-bye -- Thomas's ride -- Eli's story -- Transplant envy -- An accidental quest begins : Schepens Eye Institute -- The quest continues : Duke -- The quest continues : Cytonet -- Out of my comfort zone -- Amalya's story: mortui vivos docent -- The dance -- Sue's story -- The quest isn't over yet : the University of Pennsylvania -- Who was afraid and why -- From donation to discovery -- Mara's story: a sword and a shield
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 275 pages
Isbn
9780062438225
Lccn
2016011725
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)952139073
  • 1497761
  • (OCoLC)ocn952139073
  • 1497761

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