Kidney donation will help ailing colleague


CENTER TOWNSHIP — It only looks like an ordinary, routine educational field trip.

Students and teachers from Homer-Center High School will travel Wednesday to attend the “Organ Donation Makes Everyday Heroes” seminar in Pittsburgh. The goal of the program is to increase awareness of how organ and tissue donation works.

The Homer-Center students’ lesson, however, will be far from average, as their teachers Homer -Science thave a dramatic way to drive home the message.

Science teacher Lisa Adams and special education instructor Cindy Scott are on track to become organ donor and recipient in a transplant program run by Allegheny General Hospital.

Scott suffers from kidney failure and eventually will need dialysis and a kidney transplant. She was listed last summer on a national kidney registry.

Adams, a longtime colleague and friend of Scott at Homer-Center, stepped up to offer a healthy kidney. Continue reading