Organ Donation

I am a Social Worker at West Jefferson Medical Center and receiv

“ I'm forever grateful of the 22 y/o who was brave enough to be a donor.  ”

I am a Social Worker at West Jefferson Medical Center and received a kidney transplant. I was dx with stage 4 renal disease after I gave birth to my son, who is my only child. I received dialysis for five months and received a cadaver kidney on 2-14-11 and am truly thankful. I had the support of my spouse, son and my case management and OB unit family. For that I'm forever grateful and would not have a better quality of life without the generosity of the 22 y/o who was brave enough to be a donor. 

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