In the October episode of the RadiEight podcast, host Audrey Coleman, director of communications for ARORA, interviews heart transplant recipient and author Pete Radigan. Pete was in end-stage heart failure and was unsure whether he would live before receiving a transplant. His book, “Tragedy to Triumph — The Story of Tom’s Heart,” was co-authored with Janet Mauk, the mother of his donor. 

It tells the donor family’s story of finding purpose through organ and tissue donations following tragic loss, and the recipients’ story of finding hope for a new life. 

RadiEight is a monthly podcast series from ARORA that focuses on sharing donor and recipient stories of organ, tissue and eye donation — to share the importance of registering to become an organ, tissue and eye donor. 

With over 114,000 Americans currently waiting for a life saving transplant, awareness about the life-restoring gifts of organ, tissue and eye donation is important. 

Subscribe to RadiEight and never miss an episode. It’s through the sharing of stories that more individuals register to become donors and more lives are restored.