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Saturday, February 11, 2012

Youth View: Organ donation can change the world

The Coloradan

In my eighth-grade history class, we recently were challenged to learn about something that could change the world.

An ongoing problem in America is the shortage of organ donors. As of now, there are more than 112,777 people in the United States who need transplants, but there are only 39,392 active donors available.

Recently, a desperate mother used Facebook to find a donor for her son who was diagnosed with Goodpasture Disease, a disease which shuts down the kidneys. In two days she estimated that about 300,000 people saw the video that she posted on Facebook, requesting a kidney match for her son. In that time, 10 donors became available, eventually resulting in one perfect match.

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