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For Mom: Three Donation and Transplantation Books Perfect for Mother’s Day

May is finally here bringing blue skies, perfect spring days for hiking, barbeques and yes, Mother’s Day. Finding the perfect gift for mom is no easy task, so we have a few ideas for you to show your mom how much she means to you and say thank you for all she does.

Three Perfect Books for Mother’s Day

If you are looking for that special gift for this mother’s day- look no further. No matter if mom is an avid reader; enjoys the occasional read or just needs some new material for that upcoming trip, a book is always a good choice. Today, we present you with three unique books which center on personal experiences and narratives about donation and transplantation.

  1. Courage from Transplant Recipients, by Bob Violino “New Life is a collection of heartwarming and compelling stories that will encourage not only transplant candidates, recipients, and their families, but people who are facing any kind of adversity. Through uplifting accounts of human achievement, readers are left with a deep sense of admiration for the accomplishments and triumphs of the individuals profiled.
  2. Second Chance
    In Second Chance, Diane Hebert tells the story of her heart-lung transplant in 1985, the first in Quebec.
  3. A Matter of Heart, by Nancy Shank Pedder
    What are the chances that finding a lump in your breast would lead to a heart transplant? One in a million? Nancy Shank Pedder is that one in a million. An inspirational story about courage, family love, and the sheer will to overcome incredible medical odds.

Want to explore other book options? Check out the list of recommended books on organ and tissue donation provided by Donate Life America.

Just as mothers give the gift of life, organ, eye and tissue donors provide a second chance at life and profoundly affect not only the recipients but also their families and communities. This Mother’s Day, we encourage you to celebrate and honor the moms in your life: Mothers, Grandmothers, Aunts, and Godmothers and take the time to discuss organ, eye and tissue donation with loved ones. Remember, if you have already signed up to be a donor, it is important you share your decision with your family. You can learn more and sign up anytime online at Donate Life Colorado or Donate Life Wyoming.

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