There are over 100,000 people waiting for organ transplants, and another name is added in every 12 minutes. Because the critical shortage of donors, an average of 18 people die each day while awaiting organ transplants in the United States.
Yet each person who decides to become an organ donor has the potential of saving eight lives, and improve the lives of more than 50 others who benefit from donated corneas and other tissues.
Sharing the inspirational story of organ donation to the cystic fibrosis afflicted twin sisters, is Ana Stenzel, who with her sister Isa, both received life savings lung transplants. Their book, titled “The Power of Two”, was the basis of the documentary directed by Academy Award nominated producer Marc Smolowitz.
Also, discussing the importance of organ donors, and the procedure and selection of organ recipients are Dr. Paul Quick, MD, awaiting a heart transplant himself, and Jennifer Krouse, Manager of Public Affairs of the LifeLink Foundation, an organ and tissue recovery organization.
People interested in becoming organ donors can do it online at Donate Life or Donate Life Florida.