ECMC News & Media

The Often Unsung Benefits of Plastic Surgery

Many pigeonhole plastic surgery as a luxury for the rich and famous, or for those who are vain. But plastic surgery is often relied on to correct birth defects or injuries, helping to restore confidence and improve the lives of people in these situations.
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A gold-standard gift

Buffalo-native Barb Breckenridge has 30 medals earned from a career in track and field. And she credits the kidney transplant she received at ECMC as a 14-year old as a source of her many victories. To show her appreciation, she donated a dozen of her medals to ECMC and UNYTS for their life-saving care.
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A social media success story

Experts call our current need for organ donation a public health crisis. One way communities are stepping up to bridge the gap in available kidneys and patients in need? Connecting patients needing transplants with willing living donors via social media.
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A gift worthy of true gratitude

This August, the Gengo brothers showed the ECMC community—and all of Western New York—what a giving spirit really looks like. Frank Gengo was diagnosed with kidney disease as a child, and warned by his doctors that, without a transplant, he would need to receive kidney dialysis permanently.
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