Friday, October 30, 2009

Liver donor and recipient now best of friends

The Kingston Whig Standard in Ontario has a wonderful, heartwarming story about a stranger who donated 70% of her liver to man after hearing about his search for a liver donor on a morning radio show. The donor is Sherrie Edmunds, 22 and the recipient was Dr. Chris Mueller, 51, a cancer researcher and bichemistry professor. I highly recommend reading this article that shows that when people are made aware of someone's desperate need for a life-saving organ transplant they want to help. Read the story at:

(There's a slew of other articles and posts about Sherrie Edmunds that a Google search will turn up).

“You Have the Power to Save Lives – Sign Your Donor Card & Tell Your Loved Ones of Your Decision”

Register to be a donor in Ontario or Download Donor Cards from Trillium Gift of Life Network. NEW for Ontario: - Learn The Ins & Outs Of Organ And Tissue Donation. Register Today! For other Canadian provinces click here

In the United States, be sure to find out how to register in your state at or Download Donor Cards from OrganDonor.Gov

In Great Britain, register at NHS Organ Donor Register

In Australia, register at Australian Organ Donor Register

Your generosity can save up to eight lives with heart, kidneys, liver, lungs, pancreas and small intestine transplants. One tissue donor can help up to 100 other people by donating skin, corneas, bone, tendon, ligaments and heart valves

Has your life been saved by an organ transplant? "Pay it forward" and help spread the word about the need for organ donation - In the U.S. another person is added to the national transplant waiting list every 11 minutes and 18 people die each day waiting for an organ or tissue transplant.

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