Kidney Transplant Animation

This is a great animation I found on Youtube that details how a kidney transplant is performed. While a lot of the jargon is over my head, it’s fascinating how they pull this off and the care involved. I never thought I’d be so fascinated watching veins get sewn together but it really is amazing how they do this.

It’s not a long video, so it’s a good seven minutes well invested.

A Bears Fan’s Plea For A Kidney

I’ll be honest, as a child growing up in New England, I never did get over the thrashing our Patriots took at the hands of the Chicago Bears in Super Bowl XX. I don’t want to say I’m a bitter person, and after six championships later, you’d think I’d be over it. But no, I’m still sour. They should have let us win.

So on that note, I’ve never associated the Bears with anything positive. But then along comes this guy:

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Just A Little Off The Top – And Your Spare Kidney Too

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.”

https://www.nbcdfw.com/news/health/Advertising-on-Car-Window-Helps-Woman-Find-a-Kidney-Donor-565022252.html

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