To mark National Organ and Tissue Donation Awareness Week, we are featuring a guest post by Elena, a woman whose husband is in dire need of a liver transplant. Please read her story and click on the related links to learn more about the gift of donation.
My husband Constantin has a rare liver disorder called primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC). There are no known treatments for the disease except for liver transplantation.
He is currently on a waiting list for a deceased donor organ. However, his liver is very weak already and with the shortage of organs available and the expected wait time, his chances of survival before receiving such an organ are dim.
In addition to encouraging people to register at BeADonor.ca, I am sharing Constantin’s story in hope to find him a living donor willing to give a gift of life.
Unfortunately, I am not suitable to be a donor so I am really left with no choice but to ask others to donate a piece of their liver to give my husband a second life as soon as possible. His blood compatibility is type A and O blood.
Visit my blog and Facebook page for more info on live donation. Please spread the word at the very least to the people you know: Share this, Tweet it, tell others by word of mouth - anything. Even if you spread the word to just ONE person, that person can be the one who saves Constantin.
Elena and Constantin’s Facebook page