DL Life Logo - - - - 121,159 AMERICANS ARE CANDIDATES ON THE UNOS TRANSPLANT WAIT LIST DL Life Logo 100,376 waiting for a kidney DL Life Logo 14,753 wait-listed for a liver DL Life Logo 1,029 waiting for a pancreasDL Life Logo 1,924 needing a Kidney-PancreasDL Life Logo 4,156 waiting for a life-saving heartDL Life Logo 1,469 waiting for a lungDL Life Logo 42 waiting for a heart-lungDL Life Logo 269 waiting for small bowelDL Life Logo One organ donor has the opportunity to save up to 8 lives DL Life Logo One tissue donor has the opportunity to save and -or enhance the lives of 50 or more individuals DL Life Logo An average of 22 people die everyday while waiting for a transplant. DL Life Logo You have the power to SAVE Lives by becoming an organ, eye and tissue donor, so what are you waiting for? To learn how to register click HEREDL Life Logo

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Grieving Houghton man says dead husband's organs will be donated so their love can live on

Chronicle Live | Lisa Hutchinson
Marco Bulmer-Rizzi with late husband David
So deep was their love that when South Australia authorities refused to recognise their same sex marriage it caused world-wide contempt.

But now, after the Premier of South Australia state Jay Weatherill apologised to Marco Bulmer-Rizzi and has promised to put measures in place to prevent this from happening again, Marco has told how he is donating David’s organs so their love can live on.

The couple, from Houghton-le-Spring, had flown to the opposite side of the world on honeymoon after marrying in London last year.

But tragedy struck when David Bulmer-Rizzi, 32, fell down the stairs while staying at a friend’s house and died last Saturday.

When Marco went to register the death he was left distraught when told their same-sex marriage was not recognised by the South Australian state and that the death certificate would say “never married”.

And after Marco’s protests, SA Premier Mr Weatherill phoned him to personally apologise and pledged to change the law so the state would recognise overseas marriage and to provide the grieving husband with a new death certificate stating David’s correct marital status. Continue reading
You have the power to SAVE Lives
We are asking you to register as an organ, eye and tissue donor today.
In California:
Donate LIFE California | Done VIDA California
Organ Donor | Donate Life America
...and have a conversation with your family.

No comments: