Librarian seeks to create awareness for organ donation

DAILY ADVANCE | Miles Layton
An organ donor fair on Saturday at the Chowan County Agricultural Center is poised to create awareness about the possibilities of helping people like Kecia Phelps, who could use a kidney. Phelps said by putting more people in a donor base, more lives can be saved.
To put it plain and simple, Kecia Phelps needs a kidney.

Every evening, this local librarian undergoes dialysis to buy time in hopes that maybe someday someone will donate a kidney.

An organ donor fair will be held between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Saturday at the Chowan County Agricultural Center on North Granville Street.

“I've been dealing with this issue for about two years now,” said Phelps, 52, of Edenton. “I'm optimistic that this donor fair will help someone – maybe me. This is important for everyone because life is precious. Every day matters because 22 people die daily from kidney disease.”

Carolina Donor Services will be available to enter people into a donor base. Not only can potential organ donors register their intentions, but the donor fair will provide a lot of information about the importance of being an organ donor. There will be activities and refreshments — it is a fair after all. Continue reading
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