Donor Recipients Share Their Experiences with Support Groups


TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - We shared the amazing story of Nancy Burke with you last week. Now Burke, a heart transplant recipient, is reflecting on her life and how her new heart has not only allowed her to have a son, but to also watch him grow.

"But to sit back now and think about today, and think that I've lived long enough and healthy enough to have another child," said Burke. "And now, I've lived long enough for him to enter college"

Burke's story has touched many, including Coach Sue Semrau, inspiring the FSU coach to become an organ donor when she first heard it.

Like Burke, many others depend on organ donations to have their second chance at life.
Many of the organ recipients find that, support groups help tremendously and not only for them, but also for their care takers, and others waiting to receive new organs.

150 people are added to the transplant wait list each and every day, with over 120,000 patients waiting for new organs. For many health care professionals, those on the wait list are urged to find a support group. Video, Continue reading