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April is Organ Donation Awareness Month

Transplant Village is a growing community of people who have been touched by organ donation. Made up of past organ donors, organ recipients, and their families, Transplant Village looks for ways to support the life-changing research and services offered by Northwestern Medicine ‘s Comprehensive Transplant Center (CTC), while supporting families before, during, and after transplant.  Visit TransplantVillage.org to learn how you can help.

We invite you to participate in Organ Donation Awareness month with Swift and Transplant Village by following Transplant Village’s 30 Things You Didn’t Know About Transplant Facebook campaign.  Please like the page, and share the posts to help spread awareness for the importance of being an organ donor.

Also, this month we encourage you to help ensure that your end of life wishes are carried out the way you’ d like by registering to be an organ donor today. The process takes only a few minutes and could save multiple

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Alecia McClung’s Transplant Experience

Alecia McClung had three young boys when she found herself on the waiting list for an organ transplant in 1999. She recalls, “I was sick with kidney disease… and to be honest with you, I was losing my hope.” Her hope was that her youngest son would know and remember his mom. Alecia waited four years before receiving the phone call that would change her life forever.

It was

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Marcia Goldstick’s Transplant Experience

Everyday is a new beginning for Marcia Goldstick. Since becoming sick in the summer of 2009 she has come a long way. After weeks of tests it was determined that she would need a transplant. She went on dialysis for three days a week and those sessions would last up to four and a half hours.

Her life was forever changed on March 26, 2010 when she finally received

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