Niagara Gazette — “God is an on-time God,” she added. “He knows when to come.”
James Harris simply said, “The blessings and the miracle are there. That’s all we know. We just thank the Lord for the blessing and the miracle bestowed on us.”
As James and Carla look forward to a long-awaited summer cruise free of a portable dialysis machine, those who work to find organ donors in the WNY region continue to try to spread the word about the gift of life.
“There’s over 121,000 people in this country waiting for life-saving organs,” said Lindsey Czapla, marketing specialist for UNYTS, the organ transplant center in Buffalo. “And 18 people die every day simply because the organ they needed did not become available.”
In addition, more than 11,000 people are waiting for organs in New York state, she said.
Conway said it’s important for those considering organ donation to take simple steps to let family members know their intentions.
“The time to do it is when you go to renew your driver’s license,” she said. “So you don’t have to leave that decision to your family in their time of grief.”FOR MORE INFORMATION April is Donate Life Month. For more information about organ donation, visit www.unyts.org. For more information about the VA National Transplant Program, visit www.va.gov/health/services/transplant.