Thursday, March 18, 2010

Saving Organs

That's what I did today.

No...not the ones you pull out of a whole fryer. Human ones. A heart that was still beating in a body that had already passed on.

But maybe it will beat for someone else.

My patient was gone from the moment I set foot on the unit today. I spent the day working like mad to preserve the organs inside that patient's shell of a body.

I'll probably never know (this side of heaven) who will benefit from those organs. But I'm thankful to have been able to participate in the process.


This post is linked to Finer Things Friday.


  1. What a gift! and you have a front row seat to saving lives.

  2. Thank you. My 40 year old husband may be the recipient of a heart in the near future.

  3. Oh wow! What an amazing feeling to know you're instrumental is SAVING a life.


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