Donating Life, Making a Difference
April is Organ Donor Awareness Month. Kim Kennedy from Donate Life TN says that Tennessee has a waiting list of over 2,100 people in need of organs or tissue, donations which statistically only about 1 in 10 of them will get. There is no cost to be a donor, and nearly everyone, regardless of age or certain health conditions, is eligible to donate. Kim explains what types of donations are accepted, and debunks some misconceptions about signing up to be a donor. Suzanne Ruff, author of "The Reluctant Donor", also shares her story of becoming a kidney donor to her sister JoAnn, who also joins the program, after a diagnosis of a rare disease. To sign up or learn more, go to DonateLifeTN.org.