Monday, September 22, 2008

Sharing the Love Award

This award is created by Crystal at Memoirs of a Mommy in honor of Noah and the donor of this sweet little heart who ENCOURAGES us to SHARE THE LOVE. The rules for this award are to pass it along to some people whose blogs you love. They make you laugh, smile, leave encouraging comments on your blog. You would like to share some love with them because they have uplifted, inspired, encouraged or prayed for you. Please include this paragraph with the link to Memoirs of a Mommy so that everyone know where this award originated.

Be sure and check out the story of Noah. He had a heart transplant and this award is to raise awareness of the need for organ donors.

My drivers license has a heart on it. Does yours?

"Presently there are 342,500 citizens on the Alaska Donor Registry (ADR) representing 51 percent of the state population and 70 percent of licensed drivers. Citizens with the new driver's license who are on the registry will have a "red heart" on their license. What has been learned about first-person consent and donor registries is that when asked, most people want to donate organs and tissues for transplant but don't complete donor cards or join a registry unless the process can be coupled with a required step such as license issuance / renewal or obtaining a vehicle registration. Greater than 97 percent of citizens who join the ADR have done so during a visit to a state DMV." ( This is the way I became a donor, while renewing my drivers license.

Always remember, it is important to tell your family members that you have decided to become a donor so that they will understand and support your decision. Register in Your State
I've heard people wonder if it's a good idea that one should give permissions to take organs if we should get into a bad accident, etc. "Maybe they'll just take organs/tissue and not even try to save me?" I suppose, that perhaps, in a very rare case that could possibly happen. But I've decided to offer myself as a donor anyway. If there is anything that this old body can give to someone else who may have a lot more life to live I will trust the EMT's and all emergency workers would be working to save my life first, if possible. If not, what a wonderful gift to be able to donate something that would give life to someone like Noah --- with so much more life a head of him.

God bless you Noah and the organ donor's family that gave so much to you.

51% of Alaskans have said "Yes!" to donation. Alaska Donor Registry

Thanks so much to e-Mom for "sharing the love" with this award.

...share some love ...because they have uplifted, inspired, encouraged or prayed for you. Thanks to these bloggers for being in my life... I pass on this award to you.

Connie H.
Sandi H.
Connie M.

Greater love has no man than this...


Marie VW said...

Awww! Thanks Mom. That is pretty cool research about the donor registry. 97% through the DMV, wow!

I hope you have a very nice crisp beautiful fall day today!

Marie VW said...

And Happy Anniversary! (Sept. 21)35 years!!! WooHoo!!!

e-Mom said...

Again, congratulations... and thanks for thinking of me too!

Mam said...

What a great award for you, and such an honor to have you pass it along to me! I'll try to post it tomorrow before I leave for Kentucky.

Faith said...

Thank you so much. I feel honored but someone else just awarded me this same one! I haven't had a chance to pass it on yet!
Hope you're having a good week.

Jettie said...

What a sweet award. iam a donor and would be proud to help someone else out in that way!!

TJ said...

I am a donor also! I have no idea what the registry numbers are in Washington State, but it is always asked when you renew your license.

I didn't post the Chicken with Mandarin Oranges recipe, because I'm not sure about the copyright on it. Email me (dtkmkihn at yahoo dot com) and I will send it to you. It is so delicious!