WAJR | Alex WeiderspielBRIDGEPORT, W.Va. — Dr. Cindy Osborne, a Harrison County native and graduate of United Hospital Center’s Family Medicine Program, doesn’t think there’s ever a bad time to register as an organ donor.
She would know; nearly eight years after a life-saving heart transplant she’s trying to rally more West Virginians to register. But this registry is not one bathed in materialism like a wedding registry. Rather, it offers only one gift: the potential for life.
“My donor saved my life,” Osborne said. “I was very, very sick. Not, in my opinion, very far from dying. Genuinely saved my life, the young man who passed away.”
Dr. Osborne was diagnosed with an idiopathic cardiomyopathy from advanced congestive heart failure. As her symptoms worsened and her health deteriorated, a transplant become her only option.
That’s why she joined United Hospital Center staff and representatives from the Center for Organ Recovery and Education (C.O.R.E.) in honoring past donors and wrapping up National Donate Life Month by making another push to register new donors. Continue reading
You have the power to SAVE lives. Register as an organ, eye, and tissue donor
Go to: RegisterMe.org | Social Media Declaration: #OrganDonor
To ensure your gift is honored, share your donation wishes with family and friends