An average kidney transplant lasts between 10-15 years. The kidney Ken received from his mother has lasted over 45 years -- still going strong and looking forward to the future.
Distancing without Disconnecting...Together with your Donate Life Northwest Community during COVID-19
Thank you to everyone in the Donate Life Northwest family honoring and protecting the precious gifts of organ, eye, and tissue donors by staying home, and our deepest gratitude to all our healthcare professionals working bravely to save lives in the most difficult circumstances. We are a community of transplant recipients - many with suppressed immunity - protecting our donors' gifts; transplant candidates waiting with hope while resource shortages compound the donor shortage; living donors who share the joy of giving; and deceased donor families who have taught us all to celebrate gifts of life, sight, and health in the most difficult times.
Our experiences have given us a powerful appreciation for life, and sharing our stories can save lives. Together, we can help each other and our broader communities to weather this storm, and, in the aftermath, meet the increased need to encourage more people to share the gifts of life, sight, and health.
While you are home, please gather with us on social media on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Check out the lessons in our common-core aligned curriculum and other teacher/student resources at donatelifenw.org/teachers
While so many of us are facing uncertainty, and key fundraisers like our annual raffle are on hold, we are extremely grateful to all who are able to help financially sustain Donate Life Northwest and bring hope to the thousands of area children and adults whose wait for lifesaving donation and transplant has grown even more precarious. donatelifenw.org/give
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A couple of good resources for information on the Coronavirus (COVID-19) are available on the AST website https://www.myast.org/coronavirus-disease-2019-covid-19-frequently-asked-questions-transplant-candidates-and-recipients and the CDC website: https://www.cdc.gov/