Organ donation awareness on #TransplantTuesday

MassAppeal | Seth Stutman

CHICOPEE, Mass. (Mass Appeal) The median wait time for a kidney transplant is nearly four years. Rob Gerowe and Eric Lee told us more about #TransplantTuesday and talked about the importance of transplants.

Check out this upcoming kidney walk!
Sunday, May 1st
100,000 walkers are on the move across the nation!
Wickham Park, Manchester, CT

About Kidney Donor Eric Lee:
Eric Lee is a healthy, middle aged Male, a husband of 20+ years and father of two college girls, He loves life and enjoys time with my family. Here’s him, in his own words:
“In June of 2010 I became aware of the option for a healthy individual to donate a kidney to another individual with minimal risk to their own health, I began a thorough internet research project on the topic and watched several videos & testimonials across various public media forums. On July 9th 2010 I contacted Yale New Haven Hospital in Connecticut, I was connected with a donor coordinator and walked through the process verbally, I shared the risks & concerns with “Team Lee” (my immediate family) and they pledged 100% support.

On July 10th I went to YNHH to begin the process, since I didn’t know anyone that was in need of a kidney I would be processed as an altruistic organ donor and science would find the best recipient for my donation with the best chance of survival for the patient and the kidney, I learned that I was type O- which would be even more helpful in this process as a universal donor. 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.