The Organ Donation Wait

This was an article in our local newspaper when Mike was going back to Tucson for his lung transplant. His son-in-law flew up to South Dakota and drove him to Arizona. Little did we know that due to cuts in funding, UMC had close their lung transplant program, apparently forgetting to tell their patients.

So there Mike was, stuck in Arizona! He found another transplant center in Phoenix and started the process of getting set up with a local pulmonologist, cardiologist and general physician as the center required. Four months later, they decided that due to his heart issues, they didn’t want to accept him into the program.

So I went to Arizona to bring him home. Back to square one….

If you would like to donate to Michael’s transplant fund, please click here.


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