Tuesdays with … February 8, 2016
Here’s your Tuesdays with…. update for those in need of a kidney transplant and their advocates. You could use the following information and email to family members, friends and post on your Facebook page and other social media outlets. You could also include additional information about your health, progress and other activities. If this is your first Tuesdays with… update, click here to learn how to use Tuesdays with… to expand on your Kidney Kampaign.
A Facebook page I follow posted a story last week about a Wisconsin State Senator whose husband died waiting for an organ transplant. The Senator proposed legislation to require Wisconsin companies with 50 or more full-time employees to allow up to six weeks of unpaid leave for donating an organ.
FYI, the federal government, some state and local governmental agencies provide up to 30 days PAID leave for employees.
Might you be interested in being tested to donate if you knew that you could be reimbursed for time off from work or for other expenses related to donating?
The interesting part of this story is how many people saw and responded to it. The Facebook page has over 10,000 followers, but the story reached 14,000 people. And hundreds took the time to post a response.
Click here to read the story or go to: https://www.facebook.com/LivingKidneyDonorsNetwork and look for the January 27th posting on the Facebook page.
(If you are able to provide financial support for a donor you should include that in your email. If you are not, then you could say that you are willing to do a fundraising event to raise the amount that is needed.)
I am very grateful for the continued support I’m receiving from family members and friends and will continue to keep you up to date on my progress.
You could also provide some info about your health, dialysis, your energy level, something you and your family are doing together or an experience you’ve had at the transplant hospital.
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If you know someone else in need of a kidney transplant or would like to pass this on to your doctor or a dialysis/transplant social worker please provide him or her with this link:
Until next week, we wish you the best in your journey.