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.
REVIEW: NATIONAL DONATE LIFE MONTH 2014
A Busy April as FLDRN Promotes the Importance of Organ Donation at Various Events
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.
GIFT OF LIFE STORY
Kathy’s New Kidney Is 68 Years Old—14 Years Older than Her!
In 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!
PREVIEW: DONATE LIFE TRANSPLANT GAMES OF AMERICA
Team Finger Lakes Counting Down the Days to the Opening of the 2014 Transplant Games
Team 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.
TRUE OR FALSE QUICK QUIZ
How Much Do You Know About Your Kidneys?
More 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!
In the First Half of 2014, Events Promoting Donation — Including World Kidney Day
February 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.
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