Tuesday, October 20, 2009

A word about organs.

My brother-in-law, Ryan, is 33 years old, married with a 2 year old daughter and needs a new liver (he's not or never has been an alcoholic - they tell him it's a fluke thing) 

Please spread the word about organ donation.  
If you believe in organ donation, please check to ensure that you've signed your organ donor card, or have registered with your organ donor registry...

It's so surreal.  You hear it about others, and now it's critical in our family.  :(  



Just for reference, I know a little person who has benefitted ...  My son's friend at school has been blessed with a double lung transplant last year, and is finally back at school.  It's incredible!   

Shameless post... but need to get the word out there....it's hard to think about isn't it? signing your life away like that.  Its something you don't want to think about - but boy - when it hits close to home, you want to think about it. 

2 comments:

  1. Oh, man, how scary. My thoughts are with you and your family. I'm a big fan of organ donation (especially now that I can no longer donate blood as I'm a Mad Cow risk due to junior year abroad a century ago). It makes sense to me to recycle whatever we can, and there such a critical need!

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  2. I know what you mean!
    My boss is currently receovering from heart transplant. He waited over a year and ended up receiving a heart from a car accident victim. Sign your cards people!

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