Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Being a Organ Donor

Organ donation is a noble act in which the body organs are transferred from one body to another. In most cases, the donor chooses to donate his body organs after his death. The purpose of body organ donation is to help someone in need of the donated organs. There are instances when few individuals lose their vital body organs due to some ailments. In such cases, organs are transmitted to the patient’s body if the replacement for the failed body organ is available.
Today, most government bodies encourage organ donation to save human life. Most of the major religions also support the selfless act of organ donation. A recent report has unleashed the fact that one organ and tissue donor can impact the lives of nearly 50 individuals in a positive manner. Let’s have an in-depth look at the importance of body organ donation.
Body organ donation can save human life
The fact that the donated body organ can potentially save a human being from the clutches of death is one of the biggest plus involved with body organ donation. Needless to say, saving human life is one of the most righteous acts that one can ever consider in his/her lifetime. Organ donation makes it possible for an individual to get involved in this selfless act of saving human life. Your eyes can make a person see the world and certain organs can make a person breathe and so on.
Today, kidney donation is considered to be one of the organ donations with the highest success rate. The fact that a person can survive with only one kidney invites more kidney donors to get involved in the kidney donation act. Body organ donation not only helps the recipient, but it also helps the family member of the patient who could have otherwise lost their near or dear one.
Feeling good about oneself
While there are plenty of compelling reasons to donate organs, one of the reasons is self satisfaction. The fact that you are involved in such a noble act is something that is worth appreciation. Being aware of the notion that your organ donation can save a life can make you feel good about yourself. As they say, "Everything that goes around comes back". Knowing that you have positively affected several lives, you might be bestowed with good things in life in the near future for your great act. Also, the fact that you will be able to do something good towards mankind is a hugely gratifying feeling in itself.
Choosing to donate body organ is a voluntary step that an individual takes by himself/herself. There is no age restriction when it comes to body organ donation. Newborn babies and elders can also donate body organs as long as the body organs are healthy. In most cases, individuals below the age of 18 require parent’s approval before considering this act. Today, body organ donation is one amongst the very few acts in the world for which a person is remembered even after his/her death.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

New Years ride

 A great way to start out the New Year with the Spoke and Sports New Years Bike Ride. Nice 15 degrees day with a light wind. Had a police escort to Falls Park.
 Had around 75 rollers show up for the ride.
 Invasion of the snow bikes had around a dozen of the fat tire bikes there. Don't have one yet, but was checking them out.
The New Years Ride was mainly on the Sioux Falls bike trial, which finally got completely opened this fall.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Whats Next

One goal down, and now it time to start  thinking and working on the next adventure.

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Transplant Games

Well I made it! Transplant Games!  Ran the 5K today and placed 3rd winning a bronze medal for my age division :)  Happy day.
Home on Tuesday :)

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Lessons learned from the ride..

1. Less weight in the back pack
2. Stay away from BIG citites
3. Do long distances in the spring or fall

Just getting in condition now for running the 5K!

Friday, July 20, 2012

Final Destination!

Spent the night in Holland, MI - just a short trip today to Grand Rapids :)

To get ahead of the heat I drove my bike in a rental car to South Bend and then biked around 90 miles to Holland.
Great day and the trip went well. Will spend the next week in Grand Rapids until the Transplant Games on the 28th.
Hopefully I will have lots of pictures to post in the next 8 days!
Later Gators.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

A much needed break from the heat...back at it today

I've spent the last two days in the outskirts of Madison, WI. The heat was just to brutal. Back at it today and driving to South Bend, Indiana then biking to Michigan.  More tonight!