The people in the photo above are the faces of organ transplant. Two teenagers and 2 adults, who received liver transplants are going to be able to live their dreams. Three men and a woman, fathers and a mother, who received heart transplants will watch their children grow up have the chance to meet their grandchildren. Six people who received kidney transplants have a better quality of life. They no longer need to have dialysis treatment or take medication for diabetes. Two people in the photo received the gift of sight through corneal transplants.
These people are grateful to those that made the decision to be organ donors and find ways to honor them. They recently participated in a special balloon release in Kerrville, TX at the Balloona Palooza event. We have also started a donor quilt program where organ donors can be honored with a quilt square.
These recipients also donate their time with The Ultimate Gift of Life and help us to accomplish our mission: to raise awareness about organ donation and to increase the number of registered organ donors. They are able to share their stories about how organ donation has saved and improved their quality of life.
This is what organ donation looks like. It affects so many, young and old, a family member, a loved one, a friend, a neighbor. Most likely you know someone who has been affected by organ donation. A donor, living or deceased, a donor family, an organ or tissue recipient or someone who is waiting for a transplant. You may not have the time to volunteer with us, but you could partner with us by giving a tax- deductible contribution. Your gift will help us continue to work toward our mission of increasing awareness about organ donation and registering new donors.
Thank you for your support!