***Kidney Donation- The New, Trendy, Hot Thing to Do ***
If you are unaware, March is Kidney Disease Awareness Month!!!
So nephrology is not my medical specialty (Ob/gyn) but I have had the opportunity to do a few speaking events this month. (If you are new to my page, I have 1 working kidney from lupus nephritis with a chemo kicker). Today when speaking in front of fellow health care workers, I got to share my story, but what I want to share with ALL of you is a video I played today. It is just amazing. And FYI: IG, FB, TW - only lets me upload a minute of the whole video, so click this link to see the whole thing: https://youtu.be/2Mj3OxBYDwA
This video was made by an extraordinary friend of mine, Amanda Gedraitis. She was the youngest non-direct living kidney donor and she made this video ("Because& #34; -The Story of an Organ Donor) to raise awareness and explain why she made an AMAZING decision at the age of 21 to save another person's life.
Amanda has given me permission to show/share this with all of you. With over 80,000 people in the USA waiting for a kidney (I'll eventually be one) It's time to take a moment, raise awareness and Let's Do Something About It!!
Amanda also gave me this information to share as well:
"The whole point of the video is to raise awareness and answer questions. Absolutely, please share it! You can even include my contact information AmandaGedraitis@gmail.com 309.660.5400. I am always available to anyone who wants to learn more or get involved. I work with donate life Iowa and the National Kidney Foundation and we have several events that we are planning now. 😃"
Thank you Amanda Gedraitis for sharing this and being such an inspiration! LOVE YOU!
👉 And remember, never take peeing for granted👈
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