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Organ & Tissue Transplants: Nicholas’ Story

Right now there are over 100,000 people on the waiting list for transplants. On average only 77 people a day actually receive a transplant. A new organ or tissue can save someone’s life, and anyone can be a donor.

At just seven years old Nicholas Green became one of the world’s most famous organ donors. October 1 marks the 15th anniversary of Nicholas’ death and his family’s decision to donate his organs and corneas.

Nicholas’ Story

Nicholas was tragically killed by highway robbers in 1994 while vacationing in Italy with his family. His parents decided to donate his organs and corneas to seven Italians waiting for transplants, four of them teens. Without the transplants two would be blind and most, if not all the others, would not have survived.

October 1 marks the 15th anniversary of Nicholas’ death and donation and organ donations are at the front and center in medicine. Transplantation has become the treatment of choice as Nicholas’ story continues to inspire and educate people about organ and tissue donation.


Visit Nicholas Green’s website at www.nicholasgreen.org.

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drowning posted in Friends:
"NS12" wrote: I meet this guy at a festival and we have been talking for the whole week and my mum has noticed I keep texting someone and I know I need to tell her but I don t know how I am going to tell her, I doubt she ll get angry or anything but he lives about 4/5 hours away from me. I know I need to tell her as I don t like keeping secrets from her. I know this was a bit ago, but I truly hope that you were able to be open with your mother. If you feel as if they won't get mad at you, then chances are that your guardian will not. Honesty is the best policy, and if you feel guilt keeping a secret, then it is one you probably shouldn't be keeping.
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drowning
I agree with @rainbowpoptart. You really shouldn't worry about relationships that much given your age. I promise, they're better things to worry about than boys and more secure romances occur later on in life anyways. But, given the situation, you shouldn't worry about either. The boy is unfaithful and so is your friend. If your best friend really valued your friendship, she would not have put it in a position that could end it. Don't waste your time on those who will not put you first just as you do for them; better people will come into your life and they are the ones who you should really worry about.
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rainbowpoptart
There's a Dear Dish-It section for questions like this. (: But to answer it anyway: BREAK UP WITH HIM! Stop being friends with who he cheated on you with. Move on and find someone better for you. Don't let it ruin your life. Neither of them are worth your time, there are much better people out there. Because you're only 10, though, I would definitely advise not focusing too much on any more romantic relationships. Work on preparing for your future; boyfriends can wait a while.
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Pinklilylane
So my Bf cheated on me for my bff. Know they won't even talk to me. I don't know what to do. Can you tell me what to do?
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PitbullLover777
You should definitely tell your mom - gently, and slowly - be honest - and everything will be ok
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