A lovely new friend has shared with me her feelings about organ donation, and how it helped so much after her son died, to know that his organs were helping other children live. She feels so strongly, in fact, that she began the Kristopher King Foundation in her son's memory to educate the rest of us about this important gift.
Did you know...
Almost 100,000 people currently need life-saving organ transplants.
Every 12 minutes another name is added to the organ transplant wait list.
About 18 people die each day from the lack of available organs.
Anyone can be a potential donor.
All major religions support donation.
If you are sick, organ donation will only be considered after you are deceased. Your medical care will never be compromised because of a potential donation.
There is no cost to donate your organs.
If you would like to learn more about this particular foundation, email this loving mom at firstname.lastname@example.org
In the meantime, let's get on to Feedback Friday this week. I hate to think of these things, but being a mom has made me more brave and willing to face the nitty gritty. I have checked that little organ donation box on my driver's license form for the past 10 years. It's so easy, about as easy as those "love letters" we used to send in grade school - Just check yes or no.
Feedback Friday: Are you an organ donor? Do you know someone who benefited from organ donation? Someone who has donated? Any other thoughts, comments, questions?
psst...(this is my girl's weekend! I'm already heading to the mountains for a girly weekend of eating, drinking, shopping, and crafting!)