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Tagged as: Organ Donation Awareness

It’s good to be Harold

Someone had just given me a shot in the ass that was supposed to make me feel a little less anxious, maybe even a bit loopy. It was December of 2000 and after months of testing – both psychological and medical – a team of transplant surgeons was about to

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An Impact Beyond Words

We had the opportunity to visit and meet with the team of Life Sharing in San Diego, California. They are one of the four Organ Procurement Organizations (OPO) in California. They have an amazing passionate staff that works closely together to help educate people about organ donation. They also make sure the

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The Beginning of the Gift of Sight

We were fortunate enough to be invited to go behind the scenes into Sierra Donor Services in Sacramento, California as apart of our Patient Ambassador Program with Astellas. We were joined by our Patient Ambassador Valen who has received a kidney transplant 15 years ago and her mother who received

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#WillowStrong

Willow was your average 5-month-old, exploring the world around her, eating, napping and staring at her siblings make silly faces. Her dad was holding her while mom finished up dinner when dad asked her mom to look at Willow’s eyes. They looked a little yellow in the whites. Her parents

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Expecting Twins!

Mark is a law enforcement hero and now a proud recipient of twins, twin lungs that is… As I’m entering the 3rd trimester since my life saving bilateral lung transplant on New Years Day 2017, I try not to complain about the meds, the weakness, dramatic loss of muscle mass and

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I Hope To Encourage The Latino And Black Communities To Become Organ Donors

My journey to my kidney transplant started at the age of 16. When I was diagnosed with Chronic Kidney Disease stage 3. Tried different treatments to slow down the damage. At 20, I was told I needed dialysis soon so I had my fistula placed in my left forearm. At

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He Is My Miracle Baby And I Will Tell Anybody That

My son Joshua turned 6 years old in May against all odds.  He is my miracle baby and I will tell anybody that.  When I was pregnant with him and I went to find out the sex of my baby, I was told that one of his kidneys was slightly

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Qualifying for Disability Benefits After an Organ Transplant

If you have received a transplant, or are on the donor waitlist, you may be eligible for assistance. The Social Security Administration (SSA) offers financial resources for people who have an illness severe to keep them from earning a gainful income. There is good news: you may not know that

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