Don’t Just Support Donation — Do Something!
I’ve been blogging now for about seven months. During that time, I have written forty-one blogs about organ donation, transplantation or both. While there seems to be interest in the blogs, comments are few and far between.
My goal when I started the Facebook site and Bob’s Newheart was to get people talking, to stir interest and hopefully, increase the number of organ donors so fewer people would die waiting. I sense, though, that while there is interest in the subject, there doesn’t seem to be a burning interest. I have asked repeatedly for people to comment, to send suggestions on subjects I should write about — the response has been almost negligible. But, I never give up, never. I’m going to ask you again to help us solve this horrible organ shortage. Please join in the discussion, read the blogs, offer new ideas to explore and I’ll follow your lead. Just being interested is not enough. You have to do something to help increase organ donation. Talk, write, email, cajole, opine, assert, make your feelings known. Help make sure everyone understands that organ donation is a life and death issue.
WordPress keeps a running summary of reader “hits” on blogs. I think we are doing OK as the following summary will show, but I sure would like some reader input, some sense that you really give a damn. More than that, I would appreciate it if you would spread the word about the Facebook site and Bob’s Newheart blogs. Ask your friends to join in, ask them to comment, ask them to make a huge fuss about the organ shortage. Every one of you could be faced with the need for an organ sometime, please don’t wait till the last minute to become active. Do it Now! I am alive because someone “did it now.” There are thousands of others out there just like me that need your help NOW!
Here’s a brief summary of the six top blog hits in the past few months. Where I have written more than one blog on a subject I have combined them into one category. Get with the excitement. Pump up your friends, let’s make a difference together.
Alcohol’s effect on organs 287
UNOS’ Failure in Increasing donation 265
Mandatory organ donation 219
Presumed Consent 135
Cellular Memory 101
Hit a homer — be a donor!
Please read and comment on my World Wide Issues blogs on http://blogsbybob.wordpress.com. Also…visit my Facebook site, Organ Transplant Patients, Friends and You at http://tinyurl.com/225cfh OR — my Facebook home page http://www.facebook.com/home.php