Bishop encourages organ donation
The majority of the people on the South Texas organ waiting list need kidneys, said Sonia Garcia, spokeswoman for TOSA. This is attributed to the areas high number of diabetes and hypertension or high blood pressure cases.
For patients waiting for other organ transplants such as a heart or liver, time is critical, Montemayor said.
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April 20, 2005 With more than 2,300 people in South Texas waiting for organ donations, Bishop Raymundo J. Pea of the Catholic Diocese of Brownsville spoke Tuesday on the importance of organ donation.
Unfortunately, those that are waiting for a heart or lung they wait a very short time, because Tommy Hilfiger T Shirts Prices In India if they do not get that transplant they will die, Montemayor said.
The city of Brownsville issued a proclamation declaring April as Donate Life Month. During the month TOSA can schedule more events discussing the importance of organ donations.
The average wait for a kidney transplant is about four years, and while the patient is waiting he can receive kidney dialysis, said Yolanda Montemayor, regional manager for TOSA.
April is Donate Life Month and Bishop Pea along with the Texas Organ Sharing Alliance are encouraging Rio Grande Valley residents to donate their organs to people in need.
and encouraged by the Catholic Church. In The Encyclical Evagelium Vitae, Pope John Paul II stated that organ donation is a heroic act and praiseworthy if performed in an ethical manner, Pea said during a press conference Tuesday on the steps of the Pastoral Center at the diocese headquarters in Brownsville.
card stating he wishes to donate his organs, the ultimate decision lies with the living family members.
This allows both sides to discuss the issue rather than the family having to be told of the donors wishes while he is in the hospital.
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