Thursday, June 12, 2008

7 Years Ago Today

Ok, you got me again....not really today, but yesterday...7 years ago yesterday, I donated a kidney to my brother. We're both just peachy and today I got some beautiful flowers from my brother and his wife to commemorate. Why no picture you ask? Dead battery in the camera and just haven't had a chance to stop for a new one. Can you believe it?!?

Once again...I must climg on my soap box...if you haven't registered online to be an organ donor please do so today. Do not sign your license do not tell your family...those things do not matter according to Illinois MUST register on line. Actually you can sign your license, but unless you're registered online, your family can still over ride your decision. Please make the decision while you're healthy and your family isn't under the stress of losing a loved one. REGISTER TODAY!! And, if you feel so moved, register to become a live was a piece of cake surgery and we can all live just fine with one kidney. Thousands of people each year die waiting for organs. Please don't take your organs to Heaven, Heaven knows we need them on Earth!


-Scott (Campaign Manager) said...

Thanks so much for helping spread the word about Illinois organ donation Jacque! AND, congrats on the special gift you gave your brother, great to hear things have gone well these past 7 years.

As noted, if you're an Illinois resident and have not registered to be a donor since Jan. 1, 2006, please take a moment to do so today. This is when the state created a new consent registry, which requires that you RE-REGISTER after Jan. 1, 2006 to ensure your wishes to be a donor are honored.

It only takes a moment and you can quickly do so at

*If you're not from Illinois, you can find out how to register in your state at

The new registry is a consent registry and eliminates the need for additional witnesses, but we always encourage you to share your decision to be a donor with your family.

Once you've registered, be sure to spread the word and check out our great online community of supporters and advocates.

Thanks again for helping get the word out there!

Gabe's Mom said...

I registered in my state and on my license!!