Monday, December 14, 2009

Record breaking 13 kidney swap transplants

26 Operations, 13 Kidneys: Hope To Few With Little

Kidney exchanges widens the pool of potential donor organs. Patients find a friend or relative who isn't compatible with them but will donate on their behalf, and the pairs are mixed and matched and a domino effect begins.

This amazing pioneering effort by Georgetown University Hospital to expand kidney transplants was documented by AP Medical Writer Lauran Neergaard. Read the story at the following link: 26 operations, 13 kidneys

“You Have the Power to Save Lives – Register to be a donor & 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.


Anonymous said...

Glad to have a donor awareness resource in Canada.

My blog isn't all about organ donation, but I write about it often enough.

Thanks for this blog! Can wait to explore more of it!

Christine Robinson

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Merv Sheppard said...

Thanks for your comments Christine. Congratulations on being a living kidney donor and giving another a second chance at life. I'm impressed that you are a runner. I was a runner prior to my lung transplant (7 marathons) and still wish I could to it but with one lung it's no go. Best wishes in your writing career.

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