Martin Luther King, Jr. Blood and Organ Registry Drive
Reverend Dr. T. Allen Bethel is a grateful kidney transplant recipient who’s happy to be free from the confinement that kidney disease and dialysis. Dr Bethel, Senior Pastor at Maranatha Church,
Hey, since we’re talking about this, why don’t you come to Red Cross Portland Donor Center on Saturday, January 24. We’ll be celebrating the life and work of Martin Luther King, Jr. and while you’re here, you can learn more about blood and organ donation. Did you know that the number of men, women and children in the U.S. waiting for an organ transplant is quickly approaching 100,000 and 1,900 of these individuals live in the Pacific Northwest.
The event is co-sponsored by the American Red Cross, Donate Life Northwest, The Skanner newspaper, Safeway, and The Urban League. It will be worth your time to stop by, each presenting donor will receive a complimentary Martin Luther King, Jr. special-edition pin (while supplies last.) There will also be a drawing for a $100 Safeway gift card (I didn’t know Safeway has a blog) free health screening by Roosevelt Power Academy students, and a 15% off coupon for a training class or one item in the Red Cross store.
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I am conducting a quick poll, trying to understand the challenges that patients have when faced with decisions on organ transplants. I created a short (6 question) online survey at: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=f_2b3YnTItZx9ACmKLG_2fSerA_3d_3d
I am collecting as many responses as possible in a short period of time. I will need to close the survey on Feb 1, 2009. If you or anyone you know has ever had to face the difficult choice in deciding on an organ transplant clinic, please take my short survey, and share with me and others in your experience!