I love a friend’s tshirt, it reads ” Of course I’m an organ donor – Who wouldn’t want a piece of this?
Kidney failure is not rare, and neither is dying while waiting for a transplant unfortunately.
Please be an organ donor and sign up today or even investigate being a live donor. Live donors face limited risk and are more common every day and save a life.
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When someone said yes, allowing their loved one’s organs to be donated, it did not mean I was going to survive, no it meant I was going to live again.
Today I celebrate my re-birth (transplant day) but I am also thinking about those waiting for a transplant.
Living on dialysis is something I did, I had no choice. I lived doing peritoneal dialysis until I got an infection and nearly died. I did four exchanges a day, even when I went to work, every day, even Christmas. Four times daily, and each and every time I hated it, but it gave me another day to hope for the call.
Then I did hemodialysis three times a week for 5 hours, better but worse because I had to be so careful about fluid intake.
July 6, 1987 – I got the call, they had a kidney for me. Hopeful, excited, nervous…
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