Credit for this article goes to the American Kidney Fund Blog where we are introduced to three state legislators from different states (and across party lines) who have one big thing in common.
All three are kidney donors.
This is good news in a couple of ways. First the obvious. A number of people got kidneys from living donors (the best kind). Second, in an age where few people have confidence in the political system, it’s a nice reminder that government is made up of people who actually do go into service with the goal of making a difference. Some stray over time and others make a real effort to move the ball downfield. These are a few examples.
Check out the article below:
KidneyToday: State legislators who have donated kidneys stand up to protect living donors
No doubt you’ve seen more and more people put signs on their cars advertising their need for an organ donor. It’s one more tool in our arsenal when it comes to getting the word out about the importance of live organ donation.
If you’ve ever wondered if this approach works, well you can check off at least one incident where it led to a donor match and from an unexpected donor.
This comes from nbcdfw.com:
“I think some people feel like they are called to be a donor and others may feel like they want to donate time,” Newsom said. “There is something we can all do to make everything better for everyone.”
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