WANTED: Organs for Transplant

Florida Eliza coded last night, but they were able to get her back. She hanging on, and its becoming more and more obvious that this young lady needs her transplant to occur pretty soon.

“I can’t pray for a transplant, ” you may be thinking. “Because that means that I’m praying for someone to die!” Not true – go pick up today’s edition of the local newspaper. You’ll see a long list of the people who have recently passed away, so you aren’t “praying for someone to die” – that’s normal. It’s the final chapter in this amazing adventure of life. And hopefully, more than a handful are organ donors, and someone will have a nice heart and a strong lung that matches Florida Eliza.

Do you do your part to take care of the planet? Do you sort your trash out so that it can be recycled? Why not become an organ donor and recycle yourself? You can leave any or all of your useful organs, along with tissue samples – you’ll live forever, and save someone’s life in the process. Someone like Florida Eliza, perhaps.

Last week, I emailed Eliza and told her I was going to be at the CHD Forum in Tallahassee on February 13, and I was hopeful that she would be able to be there. She can’t do it on her own – so I’m asking you to give her all the good thoughts and best wishes that you can muster.

 

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2 Responses to “WANTED: Organs for Transplant”

  1. my2ndheartbeat Says:

    Awesome post!!! (Thanks for the follow on Twitter ~ NewHeart1293)

  2. David J Undis Says:

    Your story about Organ Donation and Florida Eliza highlighted the tragic shortage of human organs for transplant operations.

    At least 9,000 of the 105,000 Americans on the national transplant waiting list will die before they get a transplant. Most of these deaths are needless. Americans bury or cremate 20,000 transplantable organs every year.

    There is a simple way to put a big dent in the organ shortage – give donated organs first to people who have agreed to donate their own organs when they die.

    Giving organs first to organ donors will convince more people to register as organ donors. It will also make the organ allocation system fairer. People who aren’t willing to share the gift of life should go to the back of the waiting list as long as there is a shortage of organs.

    Anyone who wants to donate their organs to others who have agreed to donate theirs can join LifeSharers. LifeSharers is a non-profit network of organ donors who agree to offer their organs first to other organ donors when they die. Membership is free at http://www.lifesharers.org or by calling 1-888-ORGAN88. There is no age limit, parents can enroll their minor children, and no one is excluded due to any pre-existing medical condition. LifeSharers has over 13,000 members at this writing.

    Please contact me – Dave Undis, Executive Director of LifeSharers – if your readers would like to learn more about our innovative approach to increasing the number of organ donors. I can arrange interviews with some of our local members if you’re interested. My email address is daveundis@lifesharers.org. My phone number is 615-351-8622.

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