Community News

As the Transplant Diagnostics Division of Thermo Fisher Scientific, our team’s mission is to help improve the lives of transplant patients and their families as well as to honor the gift of life generously given by donor families. These stories demonstrate our passion for making a difference.

Transplant Patient and Donor Family Stories

The Life-Saving Power of Transplantation and the Need for Further Transplant Innovations

As a heart and kidney recipient, Regina Armstrong demonstrates both the life-saving power of transplantation and the need for further patient care innovations.

The Grief of Unexpected Loss, and the Healing Power of Deciding on Organ Donation

Kim shared her story of how she weathered the devastating loss of her grandson, Malaikye, by becoming an advocate for organ donation.

Living Life to the Fullest: Terri Pilawa Shares Her Double Lung Transplant Story

Teri was diagnosed with NSIP Pulmonary Fibrosis. A double lung transplant was her only hope for survival. Her future was uncertain, but she desperately wanted to live to see her teenage son graduate high school and college.

Giving and Receiving the Gift of Life: Mona Castro Shares Her Family's Bittersweet Transplant Story

Mona Castro shared her family’s poignant story of both giving and receiving the gift of life. Mona's daughter, Sara, is a two-time transplant recipient who was born with severe congenital heart disease.

Women in Transplantation: Taking Leadership in Transplantation to Solve the Organ Shortage Crisis

Through the creation of transplant patient education programs, Dr. Waterman's team is determined to end the organ shortage crisis.

Community Involvement

One Lambda Joins the First Ever
Virtual Gala for Be The Match

On September 26, Be The Match hosted their first Virtual Gala to promote and celebrate their mission, which is to save lives through bone marrow transplantation

Across the Globe, Thermo Fisher Scientific Supports the Virtual Donate Life Run/Walk 

Thermo Fisher Scientific’s global team partnered with One Legacy to support the annual Donate Life Run/Walk.

One Lambda Domestic Sales Team Gathers for a National Kidney Foundation Drive for Dialysis

The One Lambda team assembled care packages for dialysis patients with handwritten notes of encouragement for each patient.

One Decision, Two Lives: The Power of Organ Donation

Our very own Louise Lerminaux and friend Conna Jones chatted with #ScienceWithATwist about their journey as a donor & recipient pair and how organ donation has changed both their lives.

Impact of Coronavirus (COVID-19) On Transplant Diagnostics

Here you’ll find the latest news and resources on how COVID-19 may impact the field of transplantation and may transform our understanding of both genotyping and antibody detection.

Thermo Fisher Scientific Celebrates Donate Life Month

Thermo Fisher Scientific is partnering with One Legacy to promote organ donation and honor those who have saved lives through the gift of donation.

One Lambda Team Celebrates International Women’s Day

IWD is important not only for women on our team but also for the many women in STEM who face challenges in their career paths, for women advocates who serve the patient community, and for female transplant patients in need of better care.

Helpful Links

Explore Living Donations: Hear and share your donor story today.


Support Team Thermo Fisher at Virtual Life Run/Walk: Show the power of courage, hope and donation register/donate by April 3.




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Transplant Patient Stories

Each quarter we have transplant patient or donor families share their incredible stories with us.

Transplant Patient Stories