Cleveland Daily Banner | William Wright
But he and his wife, Sarah, are not just waiting for a lifesaving liver transplant. They are raising awareness about the importance of becoming an organ donor and saving lives. Their proactive approach to organ donation is helping to change the landscape of how many people view donating organs and tissues in lifesaving treatments.
Jim, co-owner of Dick Jones and Associates, Inc. in Cleveland, a manufacturer’s representative company that caters to the needs of the agricultural industry, said he realized he needed a liver transplant after a blood test revealed he had hepatitis-C, an infectious disease affecting primarily the liver.
“It’s my liver now, but it started with kidney cancer,” Jim said. “I was diagnosed with stage 3 renal cell carcinoma and had my left kidney removed on Jan. 2, 2003.”
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