I’m Alive Because Someone Donated – Have you talked to your family about organ donation?
Submitted by: Mike Antonelli
This year I have a lot to be thankful for. Six months ago I was dying of liver failure. I couldn’t get up from the couch without help. Walking across the house left me completely winded. My body had accumulated 120 lbs. of fluid retention, primarily in my abdomen. I was experiencing life threatening bleedingin my esophagus as a result of my blood not being able to pass through my liver. I was struggling to think clearly as my liver no longer filtered the ammonia from my blood stream. All potential treatment options had been exhausted. The only thing that would extend my life would be a liver transplant. Click here for Full story and Photos