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organ donation

Day 21: iPhone’s Medical ID

September 21, 2015 mhyh 0

Day 21: Know and Use the Medical ID feature on your iPhone So, iPhone has a little known feature, the Medical ID, that I have in my back pocket should I ever (God forbid) be unable to provide ESSENTIAL information about my medical history or should my husband [or] our 12 year …

Part 1: Unwavering Gratitude

May 15, 2014 mhyh 0

Unwavering Gratitude Part 1: The Call   Allow me to re-introduce myself. I am Judy Bode, Co-Founder of myHeart yourHands, kindred friend of Stephanie Zimmerman. Together we founded MHYH while I was in end stage heart failure, awaiting heart transplant. My heart failed du …

I Will See You Again

August 21, 2013 mhyh 0

As a lot of you know from various sources whether our Late Effects Fan Page, Twitter, or our Second, Second Chance Fan Page, I spent last weekend with my donor’s father. The moments that I was able to spend with him introducing him to my husband, our son, and my dad and …

Fade to Black

April 20, 2013 mhyh 2

If you read yesterday’s post, then you know that 04/19-4/21 of 2008 goes down as one of the single most incredible, most difficult, and most terrifying weekends I have ever walked through in my 42 years on the planet. It’s mind-boggling to me that my lived experi …

My Heart: 02/22/1970-04/21/2008

March 27, 2013 mhyh 5

The question before me THIS day is ‘What do I miss the most?’. Today, in THIS moment, that question is too much for me to tackle because what I miss the most is a loss that no one on the outside can see, yet I am reminded of it with the experience of every emotion …

Life-Donated results in Life-Inspiring

November 26, 2012 mhyh 0

This month myHeart, yourHands has been intentional in focusing our blog posts on the topic of organ donation by highlighting individuals who have been impacted by cancer, yes, but also, organ donation. Each of the individuals featured is living a LIFE-Inspiring as they are in …

Give Thanks. Give LIFE.

November 19, 2012 mhyh 0

For the 18 years I have lived with a new liver and in my role as a community educator for an organ procurement organization (OPO), many have asked, “What is the transplant experience like?” While the experiences can vary among individuals, when asked, I go back to a favor …

More Than a Career, a Calling: Lifeline [of] Ohio

November 8, 2012 mhyh 2

More Than a Career: a Calling Jenny Hoover, Living Kidney Donor RN, CTPC Bereavement Services November is a month full of the rich colors of fall, beautiful foliage, the scent of roasted pumpkins seeds, mulling spices on the cooktop, a nip in the air, a snow flurry here [and] …

Eye, Organ, [and] Tissue Donation: Can I [or] Can’t I?

November 1, 2012 mhyh 0

As you know myHeart’s mission includes encouraging individuals to become registered eye, organ, [and] tissue donors. Throughout the month of November, myHeart will be highlighting various aspects of the donation process through the eyes of both donor families [and] reci …