Pay It Forward With Organ Donations
Since the program started last year, 18 donors have contributed to 95 organ transplants through the National Kidney Registry. Of all needed organs, kidneys are most in demand and every year thousands of Americans die while waiting for one. Stranger donations are relatively rare.
The first altruistic donation was made by Dr. Susan Hou, the medical director of the renal transplant program. She was the first U.S. physician to donate a kidney to a patient. Her administrative secretary followed That allowed him to get off dialysis return to a normal life with his young children. Following that was the credentialing coordinator who donated a kidney, and then a registered nurse who also donated to a stranger. Not to be outdone, the administrative director of the Graduate Medical Education Program and the manager of the clinical lab also donated kidneys as an act of giving and life.
I would say that is an organization with a culture of community service!!!