Officially, today is the last day for Donor Life Month. Unofficially, organ donation is a 365-day program. OK, so during Leap Year, it’s a 366-day program. Gee, you’re so picky.
Over the holidays this past December, Queenie visited one of Baylor’s floors where transplant patients prepare for surgery and recover. In her know-it-all-way, she told one of the recipients how sad she was that they were having to spend “this time of the year” in the hospital.
Without missing a beat, the recipient said, “Are you kidding? This is the best gift I could have gotten. We’ve waited for so long.”
So, today is not the last time that you can designate your being an organ donor. It’s a perfect gift that’s priceless.