Wednesday, April 20, 2011

7 lives saved in 5 days

Recently, Intermountain Medical Center's transplant unit got really busy. One of the facility's transplant coordinators, Becky Wier, a registered nurse, referred to it as "really crazy" while another transplant coordinator, Kristie Baker, worked 28 hours straight in order to save lives. The hospital medical staff's dedication, hard work, and long hours between March 2nd and 6th resulted in seven lives being saved by seven transplants (5 kidneys and 2 livers) in only five days.

One of the lives saved was Valeri Wright's. The Las Vegas woman had spent the last 20 years hooked to a dialysis machine after a kidney transplant received years ago failed after being rejected only 12 hours after her surgery. She now has her life back. All seven recipients are doing well and several of them have bonded becoming close friends. Each of us can help someone get their life back by registering as an organ and tissue donor. Just visit the Donate Life America by clicking on the banner above to learn how in your state. One organ and tissue donor can save as many as 8 lives and improve as many as 50 more. Register today.

Source : article titled Seven Organ Transplants Done in Five Days at Utah Hospital
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