What everyone should do when they get or renew their license… Become an organ donor.

My stance is that everyone should be an organ donor. You can visit this website to find out more information.

My Oldest daughter awaiting her heart transplant in 2011

This is somewhat selfish of me because my dad and my oldest daughter are alive today because of an organ donor. Organ donation is doesn’t also mean that your organs will be given a second life but the can be used to tell a story as well. If there isn’t a match or a particular organ isn’t healthy enough your organ’s can be used by scientist which can be equally beneficial as it gives scientist a better look into what is going on within the human body. I know that many people think that if you are an organ donor that doctor’s will do less to save you and that simply isn’t true. Doctors don’t even know that you are an organ donor until you are dead and then at that point they can look and see if you are an organ donor.

Here is more information on becoming an organ donor!

I was always an organ donor because I just thought it was the right thing to do. In 2011 when my oldest daughter was a year old she went into heart failure organ donation became personal. My daughter was list as 1A (highest priority) on the heart transplant list in February 2011. And in May 2011 my daughter Josie received a heart. We would come to find out the heart came from a 6 month old triplet boy who died of SIDS.

https://www.caringbridge.org/visit/josiefort

3 thoughts on “What everyone should do when they get or renew their license… Become an organ donor.

  1. I was always of the mindset that becoming an organ donor was a complicated process, but it was actually much simpler than I thought. Definitely will look more into actually going through with it.

  2. My dear friend, who is a hospice nurse, suffered from type1 diabetes for 50 years. She had to endure health issues related to the condition and almost died on 2 occasions due to complications of diabetes. In January of 2019 she received a pancreas from a 17-year-old man in Texas who suffered fatal injuries from an automobile accident. My friend reached out to his family with thanks, and they became friends and keep in constant touch.

    1. This is so great to hear. We keep in touch with my daughter’s donor family as well it is so wonderful to have that connection.

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