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Questions about kidney disease? Risk factors? Signs and symptoms? Are you concerned about yourself, a friend or family member? Ask Dr. Spry.
New York, NY
December 4, 2007
If you're making a list and checking it twice this holiday season, check this out: you have much more to give than you ever imagined.
The most substantial, personal gift you could ever give is one that could make as many as 50 people extraordinarily happy. And it won't cost you a penny.
Fifty. That's how many people the National Kidney Foundation says can be helped when just one person—you, for example—signs up to become a potential organ or tissue donor. There will come a time in your life when you'll have organs and tissues to spare, and now's the time to commit that you're willing to "Share Your Spare."
The National Kidney Foundation is reminding Americans that for Christmas, Chanukah or Kwanzaa perhaps the greatest present anyone of us can give is the promise to "Share Your Spare," to save or enhance the life of another person.
Right now, nearly 100,000 men, women and children are on America's waiting list for organ or tissue transplants. And while they wait, 18 people die each day. To download an organ donor card, click here.