Waiting for an organ transplant is different for each patient. For those in kidney failure, it means enduring long hours of dialysis, sometimes for years. For those waiting for a lung or heart transplant, it could mean months in the hospital. For those in need of a liver or intestinal transplants, it may mean becoming so sick, life nearly stops.
Recipients are grateful for the lifesaving gifts that donors and their families provide because, without them, transplantation is impossible. Meet individuals who are transplant candidates or recipients and learn why organ, eye and tissue donation is truly a legacy of life.