Thursday, February 2, 2012

Have a Heart


February is probably best known as the month to celebrate love.

What better time to think of giving the ultimate gift of love – the gift of life!

Have you registered yet to be an organ donor? If only half of all people were registered donors, there wouldn’t be a need for organ waiting lists. Registering couldn’t be any easier.  Just click here and then select “Register Now”.

My brother Kevin has been on the waiting list for a kidney for more than 3 years. As his health declines and with no cadaver kidney available, Kevin’s best hope is to find a live kidney donor. For more information about becoming a live kidney donor, please visit the Penn Transplant Institute’s website.  To begin the process of becoming a donor for Kevin, simply fill out and fax the Living Donor Referral Form.  

If you can’t be a live donor, don’t worry – there are things you can do to help!  Number one – help spread the word by sharing the link to this blog on your own website, blog & social media outlets. 

You can also support the cause by purchasing Gift of Life Kidney donation merchandise! All profit goes directly the live donation effort.

Some people have gotten very creative in finding ways to help! The Sweet Life Bakery in Vineland New Jersey has created a special cupcake for Kidney for Kevin! 
sweet life kidney for kevin
sweet life for kevin cupcake

A delicious Strawberry Rosewater Buttercream delight that looks good enough to eat! If you’re in the Vineland area, stop in at Sweet Life Bakery and ask for a Kidney for Kevin cupcake!

Last fall, several students from my sister-in-law Debbie’s class, joined Kevin in the 2011 Kidney Walk at the Philadelphia Zoo.  Putting their feet behind the cause, they helped raise more than $1,000 for the Kidney Foundation! 

kidney for kevin walk

Using another organ – one’s brain – I’m sure you can find many creative ways to help make a difference for Kevin and for all who wait!


  1. Awesome tips. I’ll be passing this post on for sure

    1. Thank you so much Yang. I really appreciate the help in spreading the word!

  2. Very informative article. Brings some excellent points to light

    1. Hi Adam. Thank you for reading and taking the time to comment.

  3. thanks for that awesome posting. It saved MUCH time.

    1. Thank YOU Jamwal! It means a lot that you'd take the time to read & comment!