Livingston received her lifesaving liver transplant May 27, 2008. She had been suffering from Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis (PSC) We waited for 54 days after I got on the list,” she said. The Drurys opened their Plainfield home to other transplant recipients, their families, and representatives from Indiana Organ Procurement Organization (IOPO).
“Carl and I talk to kids about organ donation,” Livingston said. “Its so important to educate people.”
“IOPO is now my passion,” Livingston said. “And I have met a lot of wonderful people through the organization.” Prior to viewing the show, Lynn Driver, CEO of IOPO, gave the group a little background on organ donation in Indiana and Pittsburgh. “Pittsburgh became the Mecca for liver transplants because of Dr. Tom Starzl,” Driver said. “The first long distance transplant was from a donor right here in Terre Haute, back in ‘78 or ‘79.” After the show, the group discussed their initial reactions to the new drama. “I think they really put donation in a good light,” Driver said. “The important part is that it is getting families talking.
Thank you Lynn Livingston for sharing your pictures and story with our readers.
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