Wednesday, December 5, 2012


This is no doubt the most unusual quilt block I have had occasion to share with you! It is one block of a very large quilt displayed at the Gift of Life Transplant House in Rochester, Mn, home of Mayo Clinic. We are staying here for several weeks after my husband underwent a kidney transplant at the end of November.

A long-time friend of ours offered to donate one of her kidneys!  She miraculously turned out to be a nearly perfect match and she went on to pass all the tests to determine suitability. Last Tuesday she literally gave the Gift of Life!

According to the US Department of Health and Human Services, eighteen people on the organ transplant list die every day due to a shortage of available organs.
Have you ever thought about being a donor? Organ and tissue donation helps others by giving them a second chance at life.

You can learn more about the donation process - and how to become an organ donor - at the US Department of Health and Human Services.
If you want specific information about kidney donation please visit the National Kidney Foundation.

Give the gift of life by registering in your state, having your driver's license indicate that you are a donor and making sure your family members know of your wishes.

Thank You!

1 comment:

  1. I hope all goes well for your DH. I was just visiting my DH's aunt this evening. She is one of my quilting mentors, and has had two kidney transplants. The donors truly are angels!


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