Brockville Women's Network promotes organ donation

Inside Brockville | Jan Murray

Photo by JAN MURRAYLyn and David Presley make a presentation on organ and tissue donation at the Brockville Women's Network's meeting on Thursday, Oct. 8.

The Brockville Women’s Network (BWN) will be working closely with the Trillium Gift of Life Network over the next seven months to increase organ and tissue donor registrations, raise awareness and, most importantly, save lives.

On Thursday, Oct. 8, at its regularly scheduled monthly meeting, BWN welcomed Lyn and David Presley to speak on behalf of organ donation and share their own story of David’s lifesaving experience.

“I had a kidney transplant about two and a half years ago,” explained David. “I was on dialysis for about five-and-a-half years before that – first on hemodialysis and then on peritoneal dialysis.”

Hemodialysis is the most common way that advanced kidney failure is treated. Patients must follow a very strict treatment schedule and take regular medications. Peritoneal dialysis is a way patients can remove waste products from their blood when the kidneys can no longer do the job adequately themselves. Continue reading


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