Getting the word out about organ donation
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|Wed, 02-06-2013 - 5:15pm|
I wanted to pass along this article from the Huffington Post about children who are waiting for a heart transplant, they interviewed a parent who described what the wait is like:
Navigating the experience of waiting for a heart donation is a complex time for patients and families, and Blakey said that she realizes "how deeply wrong" it was to have thought so openly about how and when another family might suffer a tragedy so her son could live. But such desperation is something many parents would likely feel in her situation. The exhausting waiting process, the "torture" that is "actually watching your son die in front of your eyes," Blakey said, is an experience that can hardly be put into words.
Read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/02/05/infant-heart-transplant_n_2594147.html?utm_hp_ref=parents&ir=Parents
She talks in the article how important it is to get the word out about organ donation, because the need is so great. It's a hard subject to talk about, but one that needs to happen more.
What do you think?