As part of National Donate Life Month events, I joined Donate Life NC exec director Deanna Mitchell Sunday at Rush Cycle in Morrisville, NC. In keeping with the month’s theme of Life Is a Beautiful Ride, Rush was offering free cycling classes and gave us a prominent spot to talk about organ donation and share our story of being living donors. I was delighted at the enthusiastic reception and animated conversations with the cyclers (I’d wondered if they’d just ignore us, frankly). See the back of our tee shirts–we’re also proud WELD members: that’s Women Encouraging Living Donation. And check out the photo from our WELD meeting in Durham Tuesday https://tinyurl.com/y2fvbe8x! One of the members had just donated a couple of weeks before!
Published by Carol Offen
I'm a living kidney donor--I donated to my son in 2006--who happens to be a wimp (I faint at flu shots). I'm passionate about encouraging living donation, and I figure that if I can donate a kidney, you probably can, too. I'm also a professional writer and editor. I'm writing a book on the subject, with a kidney recipient, titled The Insider's Guide to Living Kidney Donation: Everything You Need to Know If You Give (or Get) the Greatest Gift--to be published in 2021. View all posts by Carol Offen