Con­grat­u­la­tions on or­gan donor promo

Augusta Margaret River Times - - Letters - Paul Nock, Mar­garet River

I would like to con­grat­u­late Richard Todd and com­pany for the fan­tas­tic work they have done in pro­mot­ing or­gan do­na­tion, and their lat­est trailer tak­ing off Monty Python’s Life of Brian is an­other ex­cel­lent piece of work high­light­ing the im­por­tance of or­gan do­na­tion

I was born in the early 60s and sur­vived the 70s, and I went to a Catholic School. No way am I of­fended by the pro­mo­tion.

I can’t re­mem­ber much protest­ing about the Life Of Brian in the late 70s and I can­not un­der­stand why peo­ple would want to be taken off the reg­is­ter be­cause of the promo.

Why leave pos­si­ble or­gan re­cip­i­ents to suf­fer be­cause you don’t have a sense of hu­mour?

For the record, I am a kid­ney trans­plant re­cip­i­ent and have just cel­e­brated my kid­ney’s first birth­day and it has to­tally changed my life.

When di­ag­nosed with kid­ney fail­ure, I was told I had four months to live. Dial­y­sis kept me go­ing for an­other six months but wasn’t very pleas­ant.

Then I re­ceived a kid­ney in Oc­to­ber last year and I am al­most back to a nor­mal life.

I have met many or­gan re­cip­i­ents and it is im­pos­si­ble to ex­plain what re­ceiv­ing a trans­plant has done for them, so please head to the Do­nate Life web­site and reg­is­ter and also make your wishes known to your fam­ily as they will still need to con­sent.

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