Thursday, 7 July 2011

I'm on the List. Are You?

When my mother was 17 she became one of the early kidney transplants in the US. At 19, she lost her mother and received her mother's kidney on the same day. She lived well past doctors' expectations of six months and into her early forties. She had two babies. Those babies now both have terminal degrees. One of those babies has a son.

Today, in the UK, 88% of renal transplants are functioning. There are many more people still on organ waiting lists. Some of them are 17. I'm on the organ donor register here and in the US. It is transplant week here in the UK. I wonder if you might click over and consider becoming a donor in the UK , in the US,. or in your country.

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