Friday, August 28, 2015

Save eight lives by donating your organs

My Suncoast

More than 123,000 people in the U.S. are on the waiting list for an organ transplant.

Seven percent of them will die before they are able to receive that transplant.

According to the American Transplant Foundation, on average 21 people die daily from the lack of available organs for transplant.

Your donation can save a life, and signing up may be simpler than you ever imagined.

Sarasota resident, Ralph Johnson is a one year post transplant organ recipient, he was near deaths door, his liver failing fast.

"It was so serious that I had my liver transplant on July 12th, on July 13th they were going to send me to hospice." Said Johnson.

Johnson's hard to match Type B Negative took him down to the last twenty four hours. But a match was found, and Johnson is now the picture of good health. Continue reading



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