Give Organs, Give Life educates communities on organ, eye, and tissue donation and transplantation, encourages everyone to register as an organ donor, and provides support to donor families, those waiting
for a transplant, and transplant recipients. community-building events, and in-depth training sessions for our volunteers.
There were 8 months in my life where something was wrong with my dad, but no doctor could inform y family of what it was. Eventually, my dad was referred to Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. The doctors at Barnes Jewish informed our family on my thirteenth birthday that my dad had Wilson’s Disease which serves as a rare genetic disease that affects under 30,000 people worldwide every year. Due to a late diagnosis of Wilson’s Disease, my dad’s liver had gone into failure, and the only cure was a full liver transplant. My dad was quickly placed on the National Transplant Waiting List with over 115,000 other Americans, and after months of waiting, he received a liver transplant at Methodist University Hospital in Memphis.
Throughout my family’s transplant journey, I have seen the lack of education on organ, eye, and tissue
donation and transplantation, shortage of registered organ donors, and need of more support to those involved in the donation and transplantation process.
Therefore, I have started Give Organs, Give Life, a 501(c)(3) dedicated to raising awareness for organ, eye, and tissue donation and transplantation.
Carson was designed to give comfort to pediatric transplant patients. It is a tough process for anyone but especially kids. Our goal is every kid that is on the transplant list gets a carson the bear and book. Only kids that are on the transplant list will recieve the bear and book. this will not be for sale.