Liver Recipient Encourages Organ Donation

By: Ashley Davidson
By: Ashley Davidson

"My liver had failed and I'd been sick for about 15 years."

In September of this year Brenda Vincent had a liver transplant. Although she had never drunk she suffered from cirrhosis of the liver.

"They said I was gone. They called my family in and I was ready to die."

Now Brenda is alive and well and is encouraging others to donate organs.

"People can look at me and see this is a new life for me. And anybody that can donate organs it's a miracle and it can be done because I'm living proof of it. And if anybody can donate their organs, they ought to."

Each day, about 74 people receive an organ transplant. However, 17 people die each day waiting for transplants that can't take place because of the shortage of donated organs.

"I was on my way to a new life I was so glad and it's just a miracle."

Vincent wears a guardian angel pin now to remind her of her donor.
Thanks to that donor Vincent feels better than she has in years, and she hopes to keep it that way.

There are currently 650 Kentuckians waiting for a life-saving transplant. By donating you have the ability to save or enhance the lives of up to 50 individuals through donation.

For more information on organ donation check out these sites:
http://www.organdonor.gov/
http://www.shareyourlife.org/


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