I previously have written here about Susan Duncan, a long-time friend and former co-worker, and how she came to donate a kidney. She recently appeared on CBC Radio in Kamloops to talk about her experiences and it certainly is worth a listen. . . . Warning: It’s an entirely positive listen! . . . You are able to do that right here.
What does kidney donation mean? Well, it means that my wife, Dorothy, is here to enjoy two granddaughters. The oldest, Kara, will be six in July. Dorothy had her kidney transplant in 2013.
To Kennedie Maidment of Kamloops it means that her father, Tony, will be part of her wedding party this month. . . . Kennedie has been a push behind organ donation ever since her father underwent a liver transplant.
Cayden Desjarlais was 28 years of age last summer when he was involved in a motorcycle accident near 100 Mile House, B.C. A short time later, his parents, Deanna and Dan, were told by doctors at Royal Inland Hospital in Kamloops that their son wouldn’t survive. His parents also learned that their son had registered as an organ donor. . . . You may recall that there were numerous forest fires raging in this area at that particular time. . . . Still, medical teams were able to put together a plan that resulted in Cayden’s heart, liver, kidneys and islet cells being transplanted. . . . This really is a remarkable story and Melissa Smalley of the 100 Mile Free Press has it all right here.
If you are interested in being a living kidney donor, more information is available here:
Living Kidney Donor Program
St. Paul’s Hospital
6A Providence Building
1081 Burrard Street
Vancouver, BC V6Z 1Y6
Toll free: 1-877-922-9822
Vancouver General Hospital Living Donor Program – Kidney
Gordon and Leslie Diamond Health Care Centre
Level 5, 2775 Laurel Street
Vancouver, BC V5Z 1M9
604-875-5182 or 1-855-875-5182
Or, for more information, visit right here.
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