DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) - A flag was raised high at Grandview Medical Center in Dayton Thursday. A ceremony celebrated organ and tissue donations. The symbol to donate life flapped in the cool wind, representing the life saving reminder to sign their names on the donor registry.
Bilal Momin knows the value of kidney donations. He received that organ eight years ago, suffering from polycystic kidney disease, a life threatening genetic disorder. His mother and siblings died from it and without the precious kidney, he too would have died.
“I have had my kidney for eight years and I haven’t been back to the hospital since I received it.” Bilal credits his regular exercise regimen and strict diet for his success with his donated organ.
There are 120 thousand people waiting on the national organ list. You can place your name there by going into your local BMV or by calling 1-800-223-8223, also, donatelifeohio.net.