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Artificial heart assists a patient awaiting transplant


Banner - University Medicine Institutes

With his chances of survival dwindling, Trent Lunsford suddenly had new hope when he became the first patient to receive an artificial heart in a rare procedure. He still needed a new heart, but this technological innovation, performed at the Banner – University Medicine Heart Institute, gave him the gift of time: 127 days, to be exact. Trent received his heart transplant on December 22, 2018, and today, feels better than ever.

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Caring for our kids


HealthMobile and the Banner Children's Community Clinic

Banner Health’s Better Together employee giving campaign set records in 2018 with $1.76 million raised in its 10th anniversary year. This support goes to 40+ programs across Banner and team members directed more than $108,000 to the Banner Health Foundation's General Fund in 2018.

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Turn Your Annual Gift Into a Forever Gift


Turn Your Annual Gift into a Forever Gift

Annual gifts are a critical lifeline for Banner Health. If you’re an annual donor, you know first-hand the satisfaction that comes from making a difference and you can make sure your generosity continues forever with a gift in your will or trust to establish an endowment.

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Make the impossible possible in one sentence


One Simple Sentence

What if all you had to do to ensure that Banner Health could continue meeting Arizona’s health care needs for years to come is to write a simple sentence? By including a gift to Banner Health in your will, you can support our mission tomorrow without giving away any of your assets today.

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Spiritual Support Services at Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center


Spiritual Support Services

Shirley and Burnell Kraft have supported chaplaincy services at Banner Health medical centers, including Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center, for many years. Now, they have generously pledged $1 million in matching funds to establish a permanent endowment for spiritual support services for cancer patients across Arizona, now and for generations to come.

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