I was at high school when the symptoms of liver failure started to appear. The doctors told me that I should have a liver transplant. I was living in Libya with my family. When I put my name on the waiting list, my father decided that all the family should go and live in Lebanon. At the age of 22, I had a liver transplant. I will graduate this year. All my friends know my story and they encourage organ from the university donation. To my donor I say “may your soul rest in peace”.
“I wanted to hold my daughter in my arms and lift her up”
I was 35 and had a one year old daughter. A virus infected my heart muscle that became very weak. I couldn’t go to work and take care of my family. I couldn’t hold my daughter in my arms and play with her like all fathers do. The only hope for me was to get a heart transplant. One day, NOD-Lb called me and told me they have a heart for me and that I had to rush to the hospital. Thanks to the donor who saved my life, I am still with my family and I have been even granted a new born baby boy. I am enjoying playing with my kids. Every morning I thank my donor and light a candle for his/her soul to rest in peace. I am taking good care of my heart and doing my best to transmit his/her message for organ donation.
I was born with a kidney problem. I have always been on some sort of treatment. At the age of 10 months, I had one kidney removed; the other one was working with difficulty. I don’t remember one day without pain. I was doing exams all the time and taking medications every day. But the pain did not stop and my kidney did not work better.
At the age of 10 years, I had to start hemodialysis; I had no chance of cure without a kidney transplant. After 8 months of hemodialysis, I was transplanted from a deceased donor who no longer needed his/her kidney.
As far as I am concerned I was really born the day I received my transplant. Since then, I am enjoying going to school like all other kids, I can go to bed at night without feeling pain. I am grateful to my donor and pray every day for him/her. This year at school I prepared a talk on organ donation that had a positive impact on the students as well as on the teachers.
Your contribution will help desperately ill patients. It will save their lives through organ and tissue donation. Thanks to the generosity of people like you, our efforts have made a difference for many individuals and their families. Contribute to NOD-Lb and support those in need of a second chance in life.
HOW WILL YOUR MONEY CONTRIBUTION BE USED?
23%For Public Awareness
NOD-Lb is trying to meet all the challenges at the community level. It spreads awareness and works on improving the understanding of the concept of deceased organ donation.
For the time being 600 patients are waiting for the gift of life.
Your contribution will give us the opportunity to educate the general public, religious leaders, school and university students… and get more people saying yes for organ donation in an eort to answer the ever growing demand.
26%For Healthcare Professionals Education
NOD-Lb provides healthcare professionals with training and continuous education on the subject of organ and tissue donation and transplantation. Over the past years, NOD-lb has trained 1120 nurses and 190 physicians and was able to save 82 patients in need of organs: Kidneys, Hearts and Livers and 280 patients in need of corneas.
This education ensured the best medical services through extensive trainings, seminars, workshops, and congresses.
51%For Financial Donor's Coverage and the Update of the National Waiting List
The mission of NOD-Lb is to ensure that the organs of the deceased donors, duly detected and referred, are properly maintained, fairly distributed to the patients registered on the national waiting list. A large part of your contribution will cover the cost of the deceased organ donation procedure
Some patients are not able to finance their registration on the national waiting list, the coverage of the tests with the chosen deceased donor and part of their uncovered transplantation costs. A fixed amount, determined by your generosity, will be fairly distributed to help needy patients