News and Events

Area Transplant Recipient to Ride in the Rose Parade

Be sure to tune into the Rose Parade on New Year’s Day. There, you will see Julie M. Allred, a Concord transplant recipient, LifeShare volunteer and school nurse. Another LifeShare volunteer, Renee Rhodes will travel to Pasadena. A floragraph of her husband, an organ donor, is one of 81 that will rise above the Donate Life float. Finally, Nefeterius McPherson who was featured in the summer edition of our newsletter has been tapped to ride on the float. Her donor’s mother, Nicole Siva, is also a LifeShare volunteer.

Have You Written Your Donor Family?

As you can imagine, the holidays can be a difficult for people who have lost a loved one, especially a child. If you haven’t already corresponded with your donor’s family, now would be a good time. Send a letter or a card to your coordinator at the hospital where you received your transplant.

Tell a little about yourself but mostly, donor families just want to know that you are well and that their loved one has made a difference. Only give your first name.  Do not include any identifying information.  On a separate piece of paper, provide your full name and the date of your transplant.  Be sure to allow enough time for it to get to us and then to be forwarded to the appropriate person.