At the hospital, there was a table that was set up to provide passers by with more information on organ donation as well as how they could register to be an organ donor. As someone who just had a kidney transplant, I had the pleasure of volunteering at the table! It was great talking to others, answering questions, and sharing my story. We also had some pins and cookies for sale too! It was pretty fun.
|Yum..organ donation ribbon sugar cookies...|
|Register "Yes" :)|
|Myself and my transplant coordinator (pre-transplant) Julie :)|
|Liver Transplant recipient John and Julie-I took this by accident when grabbing my camera ha!|
|Group Pic take two!|
|Green ribbon temporary tattoo :)|
At the end of the week, I had the pleasure of speaking to a number (maybe 80-100?) medical laboratory professionals as it was also medical laboratory professionals' appreciation week! I got to speak about how their work benefits us as patients, even though they work "behind the scenes" and don't often get the same recognition as, say, doctors or nurses. It was great. Everyone was really receptive to what I had to say. I loved it when I was speaking and I'd look out at the people in the audience and I'd see people nodding their heads in agreement or laughing at my jokes :P
Overall, it was a great and eventful week!