Thursday, October 13, 2016

People urged to consider organ and tissue donation on World Sight Day 2016

Giving after life: Jim Macbeth with a photo of his wife Marlene, who supported organ donation. Picture: Chris Lane
Jim Macbeth of Lugarno has many wonderful memories of his late wife Marlene, but one that stands out is the legacy she leaves.
Marlene, 68, died of lung cancer in October 2014, shortly after the couple’s 50th wedding anniversary.
She left behind a special gift for two strangers – her eyes.
October 13 marks World Sight Day, which aims to raise awareness of organ and tissue donation.
Mr Macbeth is an advocate of donation, having discussed the option with his wife after her diagnosis.
“She always said she would be keen to do that sort of thing because she was always caring for other people,” he said.
“The fact that we talked about it made it easier.

“It’s a hard conversation to have but it’s important to let your family know your wishes.” 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:
To ensure donation happens, please share your decision with your family. At stake is the legacy you wish to leave.

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