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, May 12, 2016

Man To Donate Kidney To Former High School Teammate



CBS DENVER | Mark Taylor

DENVER (CBS4) – Six months ago, Steve Kostiuk’s kidneys were operating at 6 percent and his future was uncertain. Now it’s crystal clear.

Kostiuk has lupus, and his kidneys began to fail late last year. He needed a kidney. His blood type ruled out any immediate family, so he started a campaign to find a living donor. CBS4 documented his search in a story in November.

After our story aired, he found his living donor.

“I was crying when they told me that I had a donor,” Kostiuk said.

Months of campaigning with advertisements on his car and on social media proved successful for Kostiuk, who has a wife and four young children.

His surprise donor is man from Kostiuk’s past — 20 years in the past to be exact.

“He is giving me an incredible gift of life and he’s giving me a second chance,” Kostiuk said.

His donor is Chad Logan, who two decades ago played with Kostiuk on a football team at Jefferson High School in Edgewater. Continue reading

_______________________________________________________________________
You have the power to SAVE Lives
Please register as an organ, eye and tissue donor today.
In California:
Donate LIFE California | Done VIDA California
Nationwide:
Organ Donor | Donate Life America

...to ensure donation happens, please share your donation decision with your family. At stake is the legacy you plan to leave.

No comments: