Tuesday, June 10, 2014

There are not enough kidneys to go around

Demand for kidney transplants is considerably higher than for any other organ. At the start of 2014, nearly 100,000 people in the United States were on the waiting list to have a kidney transplant. In recent years, only about 11,000 deceased-donor kidney transplants were performed annually in the United States. Each year another approximately 5,800 kidney transplants were made possible by living donors.

Organ donors make miracles happen!




Recycle yourself, become an organ donor.


Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Committee decided who should live on dialysis. 1965 documentary


A quote from the 1965 NBC documentary entitled "Who Shall Live?" narrated by Edwin Newman. In those early days of dialysis technology, only a few patients could be treated, and even then at great cost. The demand greatly exceeded the capacity to treat patients, and some means of selection was needed. The highly controversial decision-making process had anonymous committee members deliberating over the merits of each case. 
The documentary examined the troubling questions underlying decisions by the committee. 
Should patients with children get priority? 
Those who went to church? 
Those who had the most productive jobs?
Here's the video of the documentary on YouTubehttp://youtu.be/FMay5zw1loA

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Are you her type? Kidney donor needed, type O. Watch the video!

Watch Jenna's video - she needs a kidney from a living donor - type o, positive or negative - both will work. Thank you for helping to share her story. We are in So. Calif. and she's starting dialysis. Please help. Thank you.
Please read Jenna's story and share it - she needs a kidney donor, type O (+ or - is ok) http://www.livingkidneydonorsearch.com/our-stories2/jenna-franks2/
Thank you!

Wednesday, May 08, 2013

The wait list for organ transplants grows daily.


Jenna is one of the over 100,000 Americans waiting for an organ transplant. Living donors make the difference between life and death for patients who could wait years for a transplant. Please visit Jenna's facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/WantedKidneyDonor Thank you!

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Save a life

Butterflies represent rebirth.
It's quite a life-changing experience when someone who has been sick receives the gift of life.
Celebrate Life: Be a Hero. Be an Organ Donor. Save a Life.


Just think about it.- A deceased donor can give kidneys, pancreas, liver, lungs, heart, intestinal organs, plus tissue and corneas- A living donor can give a kidney, or a portion of the liver, lung, intestine, or pancreas

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

One of the main jobs of the kidneys is to filter the waste out of the blood. The average person has 1 to 1½ gallons of blood circulating through their body. The kidneys filter that blood as many as 400 times a day! More than 1 million tiny filters inside the kidneys remove the waste.

Forget the chocolates - how about signing up as a kidney donor? www.facebook.com/WantedKidneyDonor

No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.
~ Aesop

Sunday, January 13, 2013


Advantages to being a living kidney donor:

No medals. No ticker tape parades. Just the everlasting thanks of another human being.

Living donors make miracles happen!