Becoming an organ donor is one of the most generous things you can do.  And you never know, the life you save could be a member of your community!

 

Sometimes it's easy to lose perspective in life.  It's easy to forget that some people in this world need help, and whether or not they get that help could be the difference between life and death.

Donate Life and the Donor Alliance want to remind you how important it is to be an organ donor.  Becoming a donor gives hope to those who otherwise might have none.  Take young Julia, for instance:

Julia was diagnosed with a heart condition at 4 and 1/2 months old. For three years, her condition was controlled with medication until her enlarged left ventricle began to cause the blood pressures in her right ventricle and lungs to increase.  She was very tired all the time, taking three and four hour naps every day. At 3 and 1/2 she had lung damage and she began coughing at night.

She was listed for a heart transplant on January 11, 2008 and our family relocated to Denver to wait for her new heart.

Julia received her new heart on May 15, 2008. Just a week after the transplant, she was playing and running.

Julia has a bright future- transplantation did more than save Julia’s life, it gave her a new one.

[via Donate Life Wyoming.]

Becoming an organ donor really is a noble and generous gesture.  Click here to get more information on organ donation!

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