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It's not just Valentines Day...

Posted Feb 14 2013 8:54pm
Today is February 14th.  Valentines Day.  The love going around today is amazing.  Flowers, Chocolates, and Candy are being given to wives and girlfriends.  Ladies, Did you do something special for the man in your life?  Kids handed out valentines at school.  Moms made heart shaped pancakes for breakfast and sandwiches for lunch.  Little love notes and surprises for all.  What is not to love about today.

But did you know that today is also National Organ Donor Day.  Oh, you didn't?  Well guess what, now you do!  Your Welcome!  

Tonight there are more than 117,167 people listed for a new organ.  And 15,770 of them are waiting for a liver.  I am one of them.  There are mothers and fathers, sons and daughters all just waiting.  Praying that someone had it in their heart to register as an organ donor.  That someone will have enough love in their heart to give them the gift of life. 

When I was first diagnosed, the first thing most of my family said was that they wanted to be tested as a match to be my donor.  I have had people I met through twitter or FB ask me if I would accept them as a donor if they were a match. And I even had one man leave me a blog comment, offering me a portion of his liver.  These people have so much love in their hearts that they are willing to save my life.  Well except for that man who continued on about a considerable fee. That was just awkward.  

So now that you are coming down off your sugar high, your flowers are placed in a pretty vase and hopefully your children are not to wound up to go to bed.  Take a minuet to thank an organ donor.  Or to say a prayer for all of us still waiting. 

And please, if you haven't already registered as an organ donor with your state, do!  If you are, Thank You!  You could be someones greatest hero.  You can save a life. Actually you can save more than one.  If you have any questions about how to sign up, let me know and I will do all that I can to help you out.

Happy Valentines Day.  Happy Organ Donor Day. 
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