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|Sat, 03-13-2010 - 4:15pm|
I have two friends right now that need donations of organs or tissue in order to stay alive.
One has leukemia, and all treatments have failed, and she is looking for a bone marrow donor who is a blood and tissue match.
I have another who has been on a waiting list for a liver for a year. She's fading. Her doctors are suppressing her immune system in hopes that a liver will come available soon, and she will be ready to receive it.
Please, please have a discussion with your "next of kin" about your wishes for your organs after you no longer need them. Encourage them to do the same.
You can also get on the bone marrow registry at: http://www.marrow.org .
It has been a very difficult time for both women. They have been gracious and courageous in the face of what are really dim odds.
I think we can all agree that making this effort is life-affirming, life preserving, and pro-life by anyone's definition of the phrase.