Organ transplants not performed at Alaska hospitals, however
ANCHORAGE - Kidney disease was killing John Hanrath.
But a transplant in 2005, followed by a pancreas transplant a year later, saved his life.
"Quite frankly my life as I knew it was over. I didn't have any energy I could not have cared less about going forward with a lot of things,” said Hanrath, while playing his guitar in his home in Anchorage.
"When you get a kidney transplant, or any transplant for that matter, it gives you a new lease on life,” said Hanrath
“It makes you want to give back for all those things you took for granted".
Hanrath is now the Executive Director of Intervention Helpline