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FLDRN Update Spring/Summer 2014

Find out about National Donate Life Month 2014; read Kathy Reimer’s story—how her kidney is older than her; catch up on the upcoming Transplant Games 2014; take a quick quiz about your kidneys, and scroll through our Photo Album.

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REVIEW: NATIONAL DONATE LIFE MONTH 2014

A Busy April as FLDRN Promotes the Importance of Organ Donation at Various Events

Donor wife Mary Guyette is joined by her daughters and Gates Orlando, their loved one’s heart recipient, to participate in the ceremonial puck drop before the game at Donate Life Night with the Amerks.

Finger Lakes Donor Recovery Network promoted donation in April at events, via programs, and in the media. The hope is that Increased organ donor registry enrollments will help save more lives in our region.

FIND OUT MORE: DONATE LIFE MONTH 2014 – REVIEW


GIFT OF LIFE STORY

Kathy’s New Kidney Is 68 Years Old—14 Years Older than Her!

Kathy ReimerIn 1981, when Kathy Reimer went into kidney failure, Virginia Grile, a sister 13 years older than her didn’t hesitate to donate one of her kidneys. As Kathy only turns 55 in July, her kidney is currently 14 years older than her!

FIND OUT MORE: KATHY’S NEW KIDNEY


PREVIEW: DONATE LIFE TRANSPLANT GAMES OF AMERICA

Team Finger Lakes Counting Down the Days to the Opening of the 2014 Transplant Games

20140327_173012_resizedTeam Finger Lakes can’t wait to get to Houston to participate in the 2014 Donate Life Transplant Games of America from July 11 to July 15. Recently, they signed a Transplant Games flag that traveled across the country.

For their part, donor families will witness and gain comfort how donation saves and changes lives.

FIND OUT MORE: TRANSPLANT GAMES 2014 PREVIEW


TRUE OR FALSE QUICK QUIZ

How Much Do You Know About Your Kidneys?

kidney-150x150More than ever, maintaining good kidney health is a prudent personal goal and the best way to prevent needing a transplant.

So here’s a quick 6-question true or false quiz to get you thinking what your kidneys do and why they’re so important!

TEST YOUR KNOWLEDGE ABOUT YOUR KIDNEYS!


PHOTO ALBUM

In the First Half of 2014, Events Promoting Donation — Including World Kidney Day

The daughters of kidney recipient Stephanie JuskowFebruary through May was a busy time for FLDRN as we promoted organ, eye and tissue donation across our service area. That’s in addition to National Donate Life Month in April.

This photo album includes images from World Kidney Day, Elmira Jackals’ Donate Life Night and an unusual program at Cayuga County DMV to increase the number of organ donors.

CHECK OUT THE PHOTO ALBUM


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