March was National Kidney Awareness month, and April 19 - 26 2015 is National Organ Donor and Tissue Awareness Week. As of March 2014 in Saskatchewan, 1184 people are suffering with kidney disease and 827 are on dialysis.
I am 26 years old, currently on the kidney transplant wait list and have been suffering with this disease since I was 13. I participate in the Home Hemo Dialysis program and have been on dialysis for 8 years. This disease affects every facet of my life right now, from what I can eat to the activities I have enough energy to participate in.
Please sign your organ donor card and let your family and friends know about your choice to donate your organs when you pass. Think about this important decision to donate and discuss it with your family and friends because even if you put the donor sticker on your card, when you pass your family still has to give their consent.
Just think of all of the people you or your loved ones could help.