Celebrate World Kidney Day
Get screened for chronic kidney failure
Date: March 8, 2012
Location: Cathedral Housing Community Room
1472 Washington Street
Time: 3-7 p.m.
Contact: Kendall Maggi at 800-542-0001
Sponsored by the National Kidney Foundation Serving New England
|State donor registry
Visit http://donatelife.net/register-now to enroll in your state’s donor registry to donate organs upon your death. Many states will allow you to designate which tissues or organs you choose to donate, and to withdraw your name if you change your mind. You can also list yourself as a donor on your driver’s license or state ID.
If you are 18 and older — even senior citizens — in good general health you can donate a kidney as long as you are compatible with the recipient. Some illnesses, such as diabetes, recent cancers, hepatitis and certain infections will prohibit donation.