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
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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
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
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
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