Transplant Toys – Trying To End The WaitList

I’ve said before I’m an overstuffed kid.  But I really have a soft spot for companies & nonprofits that raise transplant awareness through toys.

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VIDEO: How The National Transplant Waiting List Works (From UNOS)

UNOS had this excellent video posted to their Facebook page last month.

I think it makes a very straightforward & practical explanation of the list & how it works in a way people can relate to.

I know I struggle to really boil it down to people in a way that’s easy to grasp, so I am so glad they posted this video to their social media page & hope they will add it sometime soon to their website.

(Photo credit:  UNOS Facebook page profile image)

Article: Watch Touching Heart Transplant Story About LSU, Auburn Fans

I’m not one for football.

I never have been (though I have tried to be at times), but I couldn’t resist sharing this unique story.

Especially because it involves babies, who are the tiniest yet fiercest warriors I know at times.  Their resilience always humbles me.

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From NHS Trust: Transplant Patient Comes Face To Face With His Old Heart

This article really struck a cord as I read it.   It reminds me of the reasons why I filled out a consent form to donate my old lungs to LAM research & also at least get tested to see if any of my other organs or tissues could be donated to someone who needed them.

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HB30: PA Organ Donation Advocates Band Together To Support Lifesaving Legislation

The last time I heard about this issue, I bugged my state representatives about this  important piece of legislation that affects organ donation here in PA.

I see I will be doing more of the same soon as help is needed again.

In trying to make sure HB 30 passes,  so much good information has been circulating as to how critical this bill really is. (Moreso than I initially heard about).

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Working It All Out…

My pulmonary rehab at my local hospital is twice a week. Those sessions are around an hour or hour & half.  I recently asked permission to get some extra time in somewhere.  I heard them talk about the fitness center at my local hospital.

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Movie Review: Kidneys On Ice

I know organ trafficking is a huge issue in some countries.   I don’t comment on it on my blog because it’s a tough situation.

I can understand why some patients would undertake the risk because of the massive shortage of organs.

So I was expecting this documentary to be grim & even possibly somewhat sensationalistic from the description.  That could not be farther from the truth.

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