Lung transplant recipient runs to raise Georgia organ donation awareness

Every Organ Donor

Darlene Briggs is a special person.

In 2004 she got pneumonia and her only hope was lung transplant. The same treatment that saved Brigg’s life when she was diagnosed with breast cancer made her so sick that her lungs no longer worked. She got a double lung transplant at Duke.

Ten years ago with her new lungs, Darlene and her five siblings ran the AJC Peachtree Road Race.

“One year we decided we were going to do t shirts for everybody just for awareness for organ donation,” Briggs said. “We all got t-shirts so we all wear them now. It’s kind of nice people will recognize us on the road and say, ‘Oh, I had a liver transplant’ last year or, ‘I donated a kidney!’ Continue reading