If you've ever given thought to becoming an organ donor, one man's successful transplant story might having you thinking about donating.
51-year-old Al Miller is happy to share his story after receiving a double-lung transplant. Nearly 6 years ago doctors told him he was near death. He was suffering from a rare lung disease called sarcoidosis that had worsened since he was diagnosed. In 2002 he was told he needed to be put on a transplant waiting list because of the severity of his condition.
So after waiting two years he finally received a called that a matching transplant was available. A 25-year-old St.
After the surgery Miller also got to thank the donor's mother and now encourages people to give the
“I have almost 6 years of bonus. The way I look at it. Every day is a gift and trying to get people to understand without that gift of organ donation I wouldn't have those things,” says Miller.
Miller still keeps in touch with the donor's mother.
The donor helped save a total of 8 lives, the maximum with organ donation.
If you are interested in signing up to become an organ donor visit:
Indiana residents -- http://www.iopo.org/
Michigan residents -- http://www.giftoflifemichigan.org/