Fremont Tribune | Tammy Real-McKeighan
That day, a niece who didn’t think she’d ever be able to have a child gave birth to a daughter.
Lundstrom got a new start in life that day, too, because that’s when the Fremont woman had a kidney transplant.
“I got reborn that day. I got a new life,” said Lundstrom, who’d waited almost two years for a kidney.
Many other people continue to wait.
In Nebraska alone, 450 people are on the waiting list for a transplant, said Doug Bremers, manager of the Donate Life Services Department at the Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha.
“In any given year, we have in Nebraska about 50 people who die waiting because there aren’t enough organs to go around,” he said.
Nationwide, 113,000 people are waiting for a transplant and about 17 die each day.
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