GIVE THE HOPE OF LIFE
Thank you for taking the time to read our story. We are a non-profit organization that helps individuals get on the donor list, finding them the necessary organ and teaching donor awareness. Doug Lehman (founder of Doug’s Donors), received a kidney from an 18 year old young man when he and his buddy were killed in Omaha, Ne in a car accident. Doug and I are trying to stop some of the unnecessary deaths caused by individuals not getting on the organ list. As a dialysis nurse we only have time to get them on the machine and care for them. There is one social worker for 200 patients and it is her job to get them on the list. There are several things that need to be done. Get them to the dentist, podiatry, mental health and all their medical needs. This list goes on. People become sicker and sicker to the point it is too late to receive an organ and they give up or they choose to die.
I travel nursed most of my career doing dialysis and I was in Mason City, IA where they kept extending my contract and I was there a year and a half. There was so much loss of life. I had three days left on my contract and three patients had decided to get off dialysis. They were done. I was selfish and asked them to please wait until I left. They all waited in hopes of not breaking my heart, which of course was inevitable. I never did call to find out how long it took my good friends to die. Please help us save lives!
Twenty people die a day of kidney failure. 200 people are on dialysis alone in Sioux City, IA and 150 are pre-stage kidney failure and in one year they will either be on dialysis or deceased. We assist people in receiving other organ transplants.
Doug and Doug’s Donor staff have visited hundreds of patients and several patients have received transplants and now have a better quality and longevity of life, your volunteer time or financial support would be greatly appreciated.