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

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

KZN teenager pushes for organ donor awareness as he waits years for a heart and lung transplant.

HEALTH eNEWS SOUTH AFRICA | Sadie Mbili

Durban teenager, who has been waiting for years for the transplant surgery he desperately needs to live a normal, healthy life, is pinning his hopes on organ donor awareness campaigns.

Thousands of people gathered in Durban for a Proud 2b an Organ Donor
Matthew Legemaate (18) was born with several physical ailments and is getting sicker as he gets older. Last monthhowever, he received a welcome boost of hope when his local community turned out in full force to join his cause.

Thousands of people gathered in Durban for a Proud 2b an Organ Donor 5 km Mega Walk in a massive show of support.

Matthew was excited to see the awareness that was raised for the organ donor cause when hundreds of people joined

in a fun walk along the Durban promenade from the Sundeck at Suncoast Casino and back again.

Like many other boys, Matthew – who comes from Hillcrest in KwaZulu Natal, has always wanted to play rugby. 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: