National Donate Life Month continues to showcase the impact of registering to become an organ donor. This simple act can bring hope to patients on the National Transplant Registry waiting for an organ. This month, the Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA) has highlighted amazing stories of how organ donation provides recipients with a second chance at life, to experience things they never could or would not get a chance to due to health concerns. Join the many registered donors nationwide in saving lives and spreading awareness about the impact of organ donation.
This week’s entry to PHA’s The Right Heart blog features single mother Michelle Dukes’ journey to double-lung and heart transplants. She details the fear and uncertainty of not knowing if or when she would need to receive a fourth transplant, a new liver. After a lengthy hospitalization, doctors finally determined Michelle was healthy enough to be placed on the list for transplant. Ironically, days later, Michelle received the call that a donor was found for her, while she was sharing her heart with others by creating Valentine’s Day cards for patients.
PHA’s The Right Heart blog helps the PH community educate others about life with PH, providing you with an opportunity to express yourself and share your story. During National Donate Life Month, we want to hear from you if you have received a transplant, are waiting to receive a transplant, have saved a life via organ donation or if you just want to express your thoughts on the topic of organ donation and transplants. Do you have The Right Heart to share your PH story? Submit your story at PHAssociation.org/get-involved/share-your-story/.
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