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Organ donors are needed

March 30, 2012
Messenger News

To the editor:

Since March is National Kidney Month, I thought I would bring attention to the need for organ donation. Since recently being at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., for my husband's kidney transplant, I became very aware of all of the people in need of a "solid organ transplant."

I would also like to clear up a misconception that most people have in regards to organ donation. I am living proof that you do not need to be "blood related" in order to donate a kidney to a loved one, friend or complete stranger.

It is the greatest opportunity for renewed health and well being and represents the highest form of generosity and compassion for others.

Kim Becher, Fort Dodge



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