First, I am so grateful you are alive because someone decided to donate.
And Mama Lama...So grateful Mike is alive due to a someone donating.
In the 1990's I heard a news report about
a female police officer who would die without a bone marrow transplant. It was a heartbreaking story. Such a simple thing to do, and I did not need to die to be on the bone marrow registry! I think when we get to a personal level with such stories.... see real people with their very real and wonderful lives that will soon be cut short...urgency sinks in.
I went to the tent pitched outside a prison gate where the mass registration campaign was being held. And it was packed. Just like that I was on the bone marrow registry! How I hoped I would be her match. But no. Her story disappeared and I would get updates over the years about
the donor registry, but I was never a match.
Now I feel the real impact of donation. I watch each day as my sweetheart becomes sicker than sick. I held his head last year as he was unconscious and turned blue in a hepatic episode, while waiting for emergency EMT's to arrive. He survived, but I know how fragile life is.
Knowing others can impact real lives when theirs has ended. Clicking a link. This is so simple. So simple. Big Hugswww.organdonor.gov
Wife of themister, a fine man living with ESLD. Transplant list-2013
“Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.” Kahlil Gibran