Organ Transplantation

11 posts

Taking Inventory

November 20, 2015, is the ninth anniversary of my liver transplant. Almost a decade into Act 2. That’s almost as long as my first career in public education on Long Island, half as many years as I worked in corporate settings, and longer than my tenure in economic development at the Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce. It’s twice as long, […]

April: Life Springs Anew – Are You In On It?

Scary Statistics Currently, nearly 124,000 men, women and children are awaiting organ transplants in the United States. For specific numbers visit unos.org Approximately 71,219 Multicultural Patients* – Minority donors are needed Approximately 1,911 Pediatric Patients* *as of January 2015 April is National Donate Life Month: Get In On It! Register with your state donor registry, if available. Designate your decision […]

National Donor Day

National Donor day honors those who have chosen to give one or more of the five points of life: organs, tissues, marrow, platelets, and blood. Last year alone, organ donors made more than 28,000 transplants possible. Another one million people received cornea and other tissue transplants that helped them recover from trauma, bone damage, spinal injuries, burns, hearing impairment and […]