Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Donate life

Most of you know or read Ms Curly Pops blog. And if you don't, you should. Not only is she a very lovely, talented lady but Ms Pops is very talented, lovely AND waiting for a double lung transplant. True story.

I'm a donor. So are the kids. Even manpet too. In fact my whole extended family are. And if I am even in a room where a decision needs to be made my answer will always be yes.

I know 2 people waiting for organs. One, Ms Pops and the other a 7yr boy that was from Darwin but because they don't do transplants in the NT he and his family have had to move to Melbourne. While we are lucky enough to not need organs, Maybs does require lots and lots and lots of blood transfusions. I know how incredibly grateful we are for every one of those that keeps her alive. We often talk about how amazing it is that people take the time out of their day to donate blood, we wonder who they are, what they do. I'm guessing finally getting the organ you need is like that only 100 time bigger. They and they're family have literally saved your life. If blows my mind that people choose not to donate. Why would you not want to save someones life?

So. Tell me. Are you an organ donor? And have you had a chat with those around you? Do they know you are? Because they have the final say.


4 comments:

CurlyPops said...

Oh wow thankyou Bianca for such a wonderful post. I thank god for blood donors each and every day, and I can't imagine what it'll be like when I actually get some some lungs. I'll be forever and ever and EVER grateful.

Copper Patch said...

Mine are up for grabs...I just filled them up with chocolate so they are even better than they were :-)
Well done you xx

Kadesia Jane Desiner Quilts said...

I'm defiantly a donor. Cant think of a better thing to do for someone else. We donate our clothes, toys, books etc etc, when we no longer need them. well what better donation to someone who needs it then the gift of life. Great post. I hope it help a lot of people :)

Jane MacDermott said...

I donate because I don't want to be in need one day wish I had, so I do it now for all those that need it now. Our prayers will be with you.