By writer to riverheadlocal.com
Thursday, Oct. eight is Organ Donor Enrollment Day. A number of Riverhead residents have had coronary heart transplants together with myself. Little Ruby was lower than a yr outdated when she obtained her new coronary heart. A longtime Riverhead resident obtained a liver transplant and one other a kidney. A Riverhead Excessive Faculty graduate is now ready for a double lung transplant.
New York State is final on the record for organ donors. We are able to change that. Normally I might be at faculties and hospitals volunteering with LiveOnNY registering potential organ donors however COVID-19 has put that on maintain. I’ve met lots of of transplant recipients and plenty of donor households together with my very own.
Registering to be an organ donor doesn’t have an effect on your life however does change another person’s. Discuss to your loved ones about organ donation and take into account being somebody’s hero.
Thanks for permitting me this area as organ donation can have an effect on you simply as straightforward because it affected a number of Riverhead residents. Enroll at the moment. ❤❤❤❤ Register at DonateLife.ny.gov.
Editor’s observe: Ed Schaefer is a coronary heart transplant recipient who has change into a devoted advocate of organ donation. Learn his story right here: “Friends are made from the heart.”
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