My friend Jerry recently got a 2nd chance of having his quality life boosted because someone somewhere had become an organ donor so Jerry received a new lung. My Friend Anette tells her story of receiving two lungs about 8 years ago. I have another friend who gave his boss a Kidney. Organ donors are wonderful people. We should have a memorial somewhere for the people who thought ahead and understood the impact they would have others when saying yes to being an organ donor!
When I was young I was an organ donor and for some reason which I am not sure of for the past 15 years I have not been a donor. Maybe I feared that my organs would be taken instead of my life being saved, which in realty is not how it all works.
I took the plunge a month ago when I renewed my licence and became a donor again. Just a week later my friend Jerry was gifted a new lung! I am not ready to give my organs yet so I have decided to paint for fun and give my paintings away. If you are not a donor now please consider becoming a donor. Why not give someone else something you know longer need.
How many lives can be saved by one organ donor?
One organ donor can save up to eight lives. The same donor can also save or improve the lives of up to 50 people by donating tissues and eyes. More than 120,000 people in the United States are waiting for organ transplants. [Solid Organs: Hearts, kidneys, pancreases, lungs, livers and intestines].