Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Three Post on Organ Donation and Awareness

Here are three post that I have read over the past few months that touch on organ donation. I thought they were all well written and informative. Each of them offer a different outlook on organ failure, organ donation
and organ awareness.
Over the last year I have run across a lot of material that I find useful as a transplant patient. Most of it comes from people who have already undergone a transplant or who are about to. As a person going through chronic liver failure and who has been on the waiting list for over a year now, I know that life can often be very complicated and challenging. The depth of emotions and the physical aspects of the disease can be very taxing and overwhelming for any individual and on their families.
One thing that I've noticed that seems to be a constant; is that the need for tissue and organ donation awareness remains very high. Often people do not recognize this until someone they know has been affected or they themselves are in need of an organ transplant. Many people do not understand that people who are on a transplant waiting list are usually on it for many months and even years; their body functions often failing as time goes on.


  1. Thank you so much for featuring my post, and most importantly for helping spread the word about organ donation. It's so important!

  2. I am guilty of the same. It wasn't until my son, at 27 months, came down with Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome and did his best to die on me - that I realized the importance of organ donation.

    From that incident on, even though I signed the back of my license since the day I got it - I truly understand how vital it is.

    Which, right or wrong, is why when I'm with someone - one of the things I say is, "I need to know where you stand because if you leave it up to me and you're dead - I'll give your parts away!"

    Not very tactful, but - true.

  3. Maggie,
    Thanx again.

    I definitely feel that it's an important subject. I also realize there are a great number of people who don't feel comfortable with it. But even more so I think there are a lot of people out there who would help and just don't know how.

  4. I am headed over to read the other posts. I am honored that you chose to include mine.