Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Celebrating Giving the Gift of Life at Valentine's Day

Recently, a group of families from the Kansas City, MO area gathered at Children's Mercy Hospital for a Valentine's Day celebration. However, they were not just celebrating love. They were celebrating giving - giving the gift of life. The story, which includes some great video, Families Share Stories of Life Saving Transplants, on tells about the event and the speakers. The attendees told of how organ donation has touched their lives. Some of the attendees told of donations between family members. In one instance, a mother and her son were suffering from kidney failure at the same time, and both desperately needed kidney transplants. Two family members volunteered to be living donors for them saving both of their lives. Love - that's what organ and tissue donation is all about.
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