"There's a myth that anyone who has a liver problem has brought it on themselves" This quote is from a Crohn's disease patient living with a blocked portal vein hoping for a liver transplant (Independent 31st Oct 2010)

Friday, 10 December 2010

Donor card

The quote at the top of this blog is by David Kallin, a marketing consultant living in London. David has been waiting for a liver transplant since March 2010 after being diagnosed with a blocked portal vein, following complications from intestinal inflammation and Crohn's disease. His diary "Chopped Liver" is at http://davidkallin.wordpress.com/

It's easy peasy to become a donor. I did it on 10th September, prior to surgery. On the grounds that if I didn't make it at least a few other people would. One donor can save the life of several people, restore the sight of two others and improve the quality of life of many more. Kidneys, heart, liver, lungs, pancreas and the small bowel can all be transplanted. Well ok, cross off liver for me (I might need yours, he he). And probably cross off heart cos of the faulty valve. But that still leaves a bit, including corneas, skin, bone, tendons and cartilage.

So click on http://www.organdonation.nhs.uk/ukt/ and see what you can do

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