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Support Organ & Tissue Donation

In the beginning of 2006, Dyamond was adjusting to the fact that she had to have a life-saving liver transplant, which for any twelve year old is a lot to deal with. In June, she learned that her kidneys were failing and she now needs a life-saving kidney transplant as well. Many of you may not be aware that a transplanted kidney has a life expectancy of 12 to 18 years. With this being said, Dyamond will be facing multiple kidney transplants in her lifetime. We hope and pray that her new liver will last her lifetime.

After learning this information and that her younger sister is potentially looking at having to go down the same path, Dyamond has decided that she wants to do everything in her power to educate people and bring awareness to organ donation and tissue donation. That is why we have launched the ‘Dyamond Forever’ campaign. Dyamond has made it her mission to make sure people are aware of the numbers in the chart below.

Organ waiting lists for both Iowa and nationwide as of 07/07/2006.

Organ

Iowa

Nation

Heart

29

2,933

Kidney-Pancreas

21

2,482

Liver

50

17,161

Pancreas

2

1,739

Kidney

266

67,010

Intestine

No program in Iowa

229

Heart/Lung

No program in Iowa

152

Lung

No program in Iowa

2,950

Total

366

92,141

For more information on National Waiting Lists and Statistics, visit www.unos.org.

Share your life

More than 90,000 Americans are waiting for organ transplants and hundreds of thousands more need tissue transplants. Thousands die needlessly each year due to lack of donors. You can help save lives by deciding now to be an organ and tissue donor.

Share your decision

At the time of your death, your family will be asked about donation. Sharing your decision with your family now will help them carry out your wishes later. This can provide your family with great comfort.

Visit these web sites for more information:

www.shareyourlife.org

www.unos.org

www.iowadonorregistry.org

 

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