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DECEMBER 8--Trials

Last night we received what could have been miraculous news. A good friend’s dear young cousin died suddenly. The family wanted to donate the organs. The cousin was the same size (5’3″)¬† and blood type (O+) as Caitlin. 535 more words

DECEMBER 5 --In ICU, on Support

Caitlin started to feel abnormally horrible on Saturday and began to rapidly deteriorate. Her team couldn’t get her plummeting sodium or elevated CO2 under control. She knew something was seriously wrong with her body, at the same time that she was increasingly out of it. 297 more words

Cystic Fibrosis

DECEMBER 3--Answers to ?s

The main questions I’m fielding: Is Caitlin feeling better? Is Caitlin still in the hospital or is she home? Caitlin is not feeling better, and is not going to be better until after transplant. 803 more words

Cystic Fibrosis

Organ donor law success for first term MP

The Member’s Bill put forward by rookie National list MP Chris Bishop, providing for financial assistance for organ donors, has passed into law. This is part due to the luck of the draw but it is also a success for the hard working Bishop. 577 more words


Kenyan Teenager Develops Human Organ-matching Mobile App

In 2014, Kenyan teenager Caroline Wambui lost her uncle after he suffered kidney failure.
Nobody in her family was a match for a donation, and Kenya, like so many other African countries, lacks an official countrywide organ donor program. 776 more words


Donate life: preparing to give a kidney

The last two days have been full on. Both were spent almost entirely at the hospital.

Tuesday 22nd November

Tuesday was the shorter of the long days with a lot of appointments and a lot of waiting between appointments. 1,158 more words

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Become an ORGAN DONOR!

Good morning!

Less than an hour ago I finally finally decided to take the time to opt into becoming an organ donor. I’ve wanted to do it for about 4 years now and felt apprehensive about it, both because it felt like admitting I could die at any moment as well as the fear that this would jinx it. 498 more words