How many lives can one person save?

Posted 05 Apr 2010 in please and thank you

Over 60 people. That’s the answer.

It was confirmed earlier today that my friend Sarah is indeed in a vegetative state. Her brain went without oxygen for too long and is swelling. Following her wishes, her parents are having her organs donated. Sixty people will benefit from her gift. With the tragedy of her impending death, this is the best news we could hope for.

My friend Kelley who passed away last May donated his organs as well.

If anything please take a moment to make sure that if you’re an organ donor, your loved ones know that this is your wish. Make sure your drivers license notates this as well. If you’re not already an organ donor, please consider doing so. Although the site is ridiculously archaic, is a great resource for any questions you might have.

And again, give your friends and family the hug you’ve been meaning to give next time you see them.

(Also, a big shout out the hubs. He brought me flowers, chocolate cake and mac & cheese from Noodles to cheer me up. It helped. Until my stomach imploded. At least the flowers smell nice.)


  1. I’m so sorry about your friend Sarah. It’s beautiful that she wanted to be an organ donor and all of the lives she’s saving.

  2. So sorry for your loss. It’s so true, being an organ donor is so important.

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