Organ Donors Save Lives

Dear People of St. Andrew's,

A member of the congregation has made me aware of a friend of hers who is suffering from Polycystic Kidney Disease. She is now at Stage 4 of this disease and is fortunate to be able to receive regular dialysis for treatment. Though a kidney transplant is the optimal treatment, there are 99,000 people on the organ transfer waiting list for a kidney.

So... there are two reasons for this letter. 1.) If you are not listed as an organ donor on your driver's license, please consider doing so. Your gift may well save someone's life. 2. If you know of someone who may be willing to donate a kidney to this lady, please contact me. You may also wish to refer to the following sites: AmericanTransplantFoundation.org, https://www.kidney.org/transplantation/livingdonors or www.pkdcure.org.

Thank you very much for your prayerful consideration.

—Fr. Carlton