A happy story and a sad story

I have written in the past about organ donation.  As a result, I have met residents of our community who are waiting for a transplant.

National Organ and Tissue Donation Awarenes Week

I met the woman who told her story in the above posting. Twice.

The first time was at a flag-raising to encourage people to register for organ donation – www.beadonor.ca .  She showed me the back pack that she had to live with to keep her heart pumping.

I met her again this Christmas in Stone Road Mall – no back pack!  She had a new heart. Wishing her a Happy New Year had a whole different meaning.

Unfortunately, another resident was not so fortunate.   I learned this week he passed away having been on the waiting list for a kidney for many years.

We can change this by increasing the registration of people for organ donation.  It only takes two minutes.

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