A sassy, crafty mama bird from Los Angeles
raising a very sweet little girl with Autism
and a new baby boy in the Midwest... and other stuff, too.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

I'll think you're cooler if you are an organ donor

Alright people, there's something happening right now that I'm really really really excited about. I've talked before here all about my favorite little miracle, Shay. Just last month, we celebrated the sixth anniversary of Shay's heart transplant which she received at four months old. Four months old!!! The only reason she is alive today is because another family made the very important decision to donate their loved one's organs. 
Obviously I had to include a pic of Little Bird and Shay together!! This was taken a just few weeks ago...


I know you've probably thought, "dude, of course I'd give away my organs; it's the right thing to do." You may have even signed the back of your driver's license. But, it's not enough. You must register as a donor. And then tell your loved ones about your decision. I'm gonna make this really easy on you. If you live in Michigan (like I do), you can enter your name and driver's license number into the widget I have right over there (<-------) on the left side of the blog. And boom! You'll be registered. If you're not in Michigan, click HERE to find your state and register. Seriously, it's gonna take you about 15 seconds, but it's gonna change someone else's life. Forever. 
Oh, and if you DO sign up, let me know. You'll move up a few notches in my book :)

11 comments:

Gift of Life said...

Thanks for the enthusiastic post, Dani! I hope lots of people not only join the Donor Registry through your widget, but also "grab this widget" for their own blogs and Facebook pages.

Thanks for your support,

Jennifer Tislerics
Gift of Life Michigan
http://www.giftoflifemichigan.org

TheBlondeview said...

Thanks for the quick links! It really was less than 15 seconds to join my State Registry. I've been meaning to do it FOREVER but procrastinated, assuming it was a much lengthier procedure. You are an inspiration!

TheBlondeview said...

Thanks for the quick links! It really was less than 15 seconds to join my State Registry. I've been meaning to do it FOREVER but procrastinated, assuming it was a much lengthier procedure. You are an inspiration!

Heather said...

Great great post Dani! My older son was born with congenital heart defects, and though we were "lucky" that all of his were able to be repaired surgically, we met a lot of awesome families who were blessed by donors for their children, who did need replacements.

Krista said...

done!

Krista said...

done!

Lynn said...

I did it! Yay me! I couldn't find an answer to this in the FAQ's: Will my husband still be able to have me stuffed after I'm gone?

tulpen said...

Oh. Of f***ing course we are.

When Graham was hovering on the brink and didn't look like he was gonna make it, we made sure the surgical team knew that if he had any organs worth salvaging, we wanted another baby to get them.

Gift of Life said...

<< Will my husband still be able to have me stuffed after I'm gone?>>

Hmmm... that's not such a frequently asked question, Lynn!

Organ and tissue donation need not interfere with funeral plans, including an open casket... or, I guess, stuffing. =)

Jennifer Tislerics
Gift of Life Michigan

Anonymous said...

done! Thanks for the link!
:-)
Jenn G

Ani said...

Great post Dani - it seems to have gotten people to register!

I proudly have a "heart" sticker on my DL! I remember registering with Lisa one evening in Ann Arbor when Shay was waiting for her miracle over 6 years ago!

Back then I thought signing the back of your license was enough, this was great information for all to read.

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