Rod Carew and Konrad Reuland families
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Rod Carew and Konrad Reuland’s family meet to raise awareness for organ donation

Rod Carew and Konrad Reuland families

Brother Austin Reuland, left, mother Mary Reuland and Rod Carew look at a picture of Konrad Reuland, whose heart and kidney were transplanted into Carew in December. Konrad, a former NFL player, died at age 29 of a brain aneurysm.

 (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)
Rod Carew and Konrad Reuland families

Rod Carew is greeted by Mary Reuland at Encino Little League complex, where they took part in a news conference to encourage organ donation.

 (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)
Rod Carew and Konrad Reuland families

Cardiologist Ajay V. Srivastava displays the artificial heart that kept Carew alive for over one year while he waited for a heart transplant.

 (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)
Rod Carew and Konrad Reuland families

Mary Reuland, mother of Konrad Reuland, during the news conference.

 (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)
Rod Carew and Konrad Reuland families

Rod Carew, baseball Hall of Famer and heart and kidney transplant recipient, at the Encino Little League complex.

 (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)
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