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Success stories like Rod Carew’s credited for boost in Upper Midwest organ donors

Social media has helped spread stories — such as the donation by an ex-football player that resulted in a recent heart and kidney transplant for Minnesota baseball legend Rod Carew, shown with member of the donor’s family. Organ donations reached record levels in Minnesota and neighboring states in 2017 — as did the number of people willing to donate in the future, according to the LifeSource organ procurement agency. Decisions last year by 184 grieving…

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Baseball great Rod Carew thankful for advancements in care

LAGUNA NIGUEL, California – A secret to Baseball Hall of Famer Rod Carew’s success as a hitter was how hard he studied. He kept a notebook detailing every pitch he saw from every pitcher and looked it over before every at-bat. So Carew appreciates people who go the extra mile to be skilled at their craft. Especially when those people helped him survive heart disease. Carew has overcome a heart attack so lethal it’s often…

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Baseball Hall of Famer Rod Carew’s Heart of 29 campaign part of World Series Game 3 broadcast

With TV ratings for the World Series soaring, another huge audience is expected to tune in Friday night as the setting shifts to Wrigley Field in Chicago for the first time in 71 years – and the American Heart Association will be a part of the broadcast. MLB on Fox reporter Ken Rosenthal will be wearing a bow tie bearing the logo of Heart of 29, the campaign led by Baseball Hall of Famer Rod Carew…

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