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Liver Transplant Fundraising in Honor of Douglas Woods at HelpHopeLive

Liver Transplant
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Suggested Donation $50.00

Organ donations saved 324 lives in Kentucky

Gift of Life
Gift of Life

Days from death and fighting for his life, 5-month-old Smith Webster received an liver transplant from an organ donation after being diagnosed with a rare liver disorder.

“Flooding into my thoughts came the hopes and dreams my husband and I had for Smith. The holidays we envisioned sharing with him and all the ‘firsts,’” said Smith’s mother Holly. “We were so close to not having any of those memories.”

Smith is just one of many lives that have been saved as a result of organ donations by Kentuckians. Last year, 324 lives were saved through Kentucky organ donations, according to a recent news release. That includes organs from 110 people. Another 327 tissue donors helped over 1,000 patients to heal.

“Stories about patients, like Smith, drive us to do this important work,” Christian Circuit Clerk Gary Haddock said in the release. “Your Circuit Clerk’s office educates all Kentuckians about the lifesaving mission of organ donation. We ask every person getting a license or ID if they would like to join the Kentucky Organ Donor Registry. No child, or spouse or grandparent or friend, should die waiting for a transplant. All of us can do something to give hope. We can register as a donor.”

The top place Kentuckians are registering as organ donors? Circuit Clerk’s offices in the state.

Nearly 24,000 Christian County residents are registered as organ donors. Statewide, 1.7 million people are registered, 53 percent of Kentuckians, the release said. Christian County also collected $3,331 for Trust for Life, a nonprofit dedicated to educating people about organ donations and helping patients in need.

Because of those donations, Smith is a happy and healthy two-year-old who had an opportunity to experience those ‘firsts’ with his family, according to his mother.

“I will forever be grateful that someone chose life and hope for my son when we were desperate for a miracle.”
Source: Organ donations saved 324 lives in Kentucky last year | Web | Kentucky New Era

UK HealthCare Liver Transplant Center Appointment January 10, 2017

Douglas Woods – The Detroit Ironworker

I have a appointment at the UK HealthCare Transplant Center January 10, 2017.

  1. Labs & Vital Signs
  2. Hepatology Visit
  3. CT of the Chest
  4. MRI of the Abdomen

I am fundraising for a liver transplant.

You can help and donate at HelpHopeLive.

Liver Transplant
Liver Transplant
Liver Transplant
Liver Transplant

 

Liver Transplant Fundraising – Stuffed Teddy Bear

I am fundraising for Pre-Liver Transplant medication – I have a Teddy Bear for $5.00 + shipping cost.  5229051 [at] gmail [dot] com

You can donate at HelpHopeLive

Liver Transplant
Liver Transplant
Teddy Bear

Heroin addicts more likely to be organ donors.

Heroin addicts more likely to be organ donors – and lots of people want their organs.

By David Wenner | dwenner@pennlive.com

Not surprisingly, heroin addicts are more likely to die sooner rather than later.

But it might come as a surprise that they’re also more likely to be registered organ donors. And when they die of overdoses but aren’t registered, their families are highly likely to donate their organs, probably out of desire for some good to come from the death.

It’s responsible for a tiny bright spot in the national heroin and painkiller addiction epidemic: The surge in overdoses is putting a dent in the perpetual organ shortage that causes about 8,000 people per year to die while awaiting transplants.

In the United States, 848 people who died of drug overdoses became organ donors in 2015, compared with 473 in 2011. In the service area of the Gift of Life Donor Program, which covers the eastern half of Pennsylvania, 81 drug overdose victims became organ donors in 2015. Prior to the surge in heroin overdoses that began in 2011, an average of about 20 people per year ended up donating organs after dying of overdoses, said Richard Hasz, the vice president for clinical services for Gift of Life.

“I am seeing more frequent donation offers from persons that died of overdoses,” said Dr. Zakiyah Kadry, the chief of transplantation at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center.

The surge is attributed to the national crisis involving opioid drugs, which include prescription painkillers such as OxyContin, and heroin. People commonly become addicted to a painkiller, then switch to heroin, which has become cheaper and easier to get.

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