Sharing Mayo Clinic | Sara May, Public Affairs Intern
It wasn’t until recently, during my internship at Mayo Clinic in Florida, that I began to learn about organ donation and transplantation. I was tasked with promoting the Katie Ride and Walk for Life, which is a cycling ride and walk on Saturday, April 21 to raise awareness for organ donation.
I never knew that April is National Donate Life Month. To be completely honest, I cannot even tell you whether or not I’m an organ donor. I have never really put that much thought into becoming an organ donor mainly because I never really knew what all it entailed. But as I began putting together a series of articles about Mayo employees, family and friends who were participating in the Katie Ride, I discovered what the Katie Ride and Donate Life month means to me.
While I have never had a personal experience where a family member or friend needed or received a transplant, I suddenly realized how precious each moment of our lives really is. I realized that we often forget to appreciate what we are given instead of considering what we could be without.
Read more: http://sharing.mayoclinic.org/2012/04/17/my-path-to-becoming-an-organ-donor/