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.