Today is World Kidney Day. The photo is a forget-me-not which is the Irish Kidney Association logo and seems quite fitting as my dad is no longer with us.
The point of this post is to urge you all to carry a donor card. My dad got kidney failure in 2002 and spent 7 years on dialysis until he died. The dialysis was tough on him, both mentally and physically. Three times a week he was taken to the local hospital for his dialysis, he used to return home exhausted. Dad was too old and too ill to be considered for a kidney transplant. There are so many people who would really benefit from a transplant though. You could make a huge difference to someones life after your death.
It couldn’t be easier to carry an Organ Donor Card. You can now even download an E-Card (I didn’t know about this until now – so I’m off to download one). You can also ask for an actual card to be sent to you or you’ll find the cards in most chemists.
Thanks for reading.