Moms come together to celebrate life

POSTED: Thursday, December 9, 2010 - 4:51pm

UPDATED: Thursday, December 9, 2010 - 6:53pm

On Thursday's 33MD:


U. Surgeon General, Dr. Regina Benjamin reveals a new report about the health effects of smoking. You can view the report at:

The FDA is one step closer to approving Contrave, the newest weight loss drug. Why it could cause heart concerns for some patients.

Two mothers come together to celebrate life. Melinda Johnson lost her son, Antonio in a fatal accident two years ago. But Antonio lives on, as an organ donor. Melinda met Caffie Pitre and her daughter Tina at Our Lady of the Lake Hospital today. Tina's life was enhanced thanks to Antonio's donated kidney. Today's celebration included a special image, flown in just for this event. Antonio's image will be part of the Rose Parade on the Donate Life float. Melinda put the final touches on Antonio's floragraph today. Louisiana Organ Procurement Agency, or LOPA, is flying Melinda to the parade. You can watch it too. The Rose Parade starts at 8:00am on New Years Day. It airs on NBC 33.

For more information on organ donation, visit

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Great Job! Thanks for taking the time to cover such an important event! Looking forward to our Louisiana piece of the Rose Parade!

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