While driving back to Brooklyn from St. Louis this past January, I read this article in the NY Times about organ donation. I was so moved by this story that I decided sometime during the new year I would donate one of my kidneys. Needless to say, I have not checked this off my New Year’s Resolutions list…yet.
I have given much thought to this and realize it would not be a decision I could make alone as it would directly affect my family. However, through research and discovery on this topic, I have uncovered a passion of mine. I love and am passionate about the fact that at this very moment my body contains life-saving properties. I love the fact that my body can provide the essential elements needed to save someone’s life. That is truly powerful.
You may remember a few weeks ago I posted about becoming a bone marrow donor. Last week I donated blood for the first time. It was completely invigorating.
You may not be interested in using your body in these ways while alive but I would like to encourage you to think about becoming an organ donor should the unthinkable happen to you. Many lives could be saved by your decision. Go here to find out more.