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Organ Donor

I have a question and would like to have some input on Organ Donor. I am on the list to do same. But when we had a blood drive in town my PCP told (when I ask him if I could ) me that no I could not do so. I think this might be because of my med I'm taking.
Now the question, would that also apply to me for Organ Donor, maybe being a possible high of a risk for the person getting the Organs?
Thanks for the input.


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11 Fruit and Veggie Parts You Shouldn't Throw Away
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Broccoli Stems
Though broccoli florets usually get all the attention, the broccoli stems are equally valuable to a healthy diet. Richer in fiber than the crowns, the stems are wonderful sauteed, steamed or even roasted in the oven.
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Onion Peels and Skins
Though we don't recommend eating onion peels and skins, we do recommend steeping them in broths, soups and stews. Righ in fiber and antioxidants, these papery peels fight cardiovascular disease and have anti-carcinogenic properties according to research published in Plant Foods for Human Nutrition.
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Potato Peels
Potatos should be a healthy part of your diet! Well, potato peels, that is. Though the 'meat' of this tuber isn't known to be packed with nutrients, the skin is. Incredibly rich in fiber, potato skins also pack a healthy dose of Vitamin C and Potassium. So next time you're making potato chips, make them with the skins instead!
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Corn Silks
Who would have thought that those stringy, clingy corn silks were worth holding on to? Well, before you throw them out along with the husk, consider making a corn silk tea. Steeping these long golden strings in hot water for a bit, will give you the chance to absorb their high levels of Vitamin K and Potassium.
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Pineapple Core
Usually when cutting up a pineapple, we do our best to eliminate the harder, less flavorful core. That core, however, is another fiber powerhouse and definietly worth a second thought, according to Roschelle Heuberger, PhD and associate professor of foods and nurtrition at Central Michigan University.
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Beet Greens
Beets have become a staple in many of our diets and for good reason. Though the root itself is known to be very nutrient rich, the greens are actually the nutritional powerhouse of this particular root vegetable. Look to the greens for lots of iron, lutein and beta-carotene. You can sautee them like you would spinach or chop them up and toss them in a salad.
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Cauliflower Leaves
Cauliflower is part of the cruciferous family of vegetables and has high levels of antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. The leaves are as delicious and nutrient rich as the florets, and can be eaten raw, sauteed or lightly steamed.
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Apple Peels
Did you know most of the fiber and antioxidants of an apple can be found in its peel? That should make you think twice before you toss those ribbons away! Instead of peeling your apples for applesauce or pie, simply wash them off and leave them on for added nutritional value.
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Celery Leaves
We spend a lot of time enjoying celery stalks and often forget entirely about the leaves! High in Vitamin A, Vitamin E and Calcium, the leaves, which have a flavor akin to parseley, are perfect for chopping up and adding to salads and soups, or even blended into smoothies.
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Pumpkin Seeds
If you're not already saving your pumpkin seeds, you should start to! A quarter cup of pumpkin seeds will give you almost half of your daily recommended magnesium, as well as well as zinc and omega-3's. Salted and roasted, these little seeds are just delicious!
I left #6 off because it doesn't tell how to cook or use.

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home made insect-repelling

So which oils do you need? First, a carrier oil like olive, sunflower, or coconut to dilute and distribute the essential oil, making it last longer and buffering potential irritation. (The latter actually has mild insect-repelling properties in itself.) Then comes the essential oil. Citronella, lemon eucalyptus, clove, thyme, lemongrass, and peppermint oils will all prevent mosquito bites (and smell nice!).

Mix 25 drops of essential oil for every two tablespoons of carrier oil and apply to your skin like lotion, or put them in a spray bottle. “Blending a broad range of oils can help,” says Brighten. “When hiking you may want to repel ticks and mosquitos, so you could use a mixture of citronella and rose geranium.” (Some people may still react to essential oils, so as always, test a small patch on your arm before applying anything all over your body.)

Make sure you can use, please check with your TX people.

Take care.

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To all of our friends on the East coast and else where, may be safe.

My Prayers and wish go to, as I'm sure all of us on transplantfriends.

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Hi all

I'm back after the move and getting my internet set up hope hear from all.  And when I can find out how to get into the chat room will join you on Saturday and Sunday.

Take all

Prayers and Wishes to all

P.S. Jumper is telling me to say hi for her " meow, meooow."

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winter for thoses mid west to the east

Hey all,  I hope you are ready for this next cold front coming in. Some things to remember :

1.  plenty of med

2. warm clothes and blankets

3. lots of bottle water store buy or from your on sink, but a lot.

   in case pipes freeze.

4. all batteries charge for cells, flashlights, computers ect.

5  board games, books  and if have power DVD movies

6. hey let's not forget the dogies and cat's, food, water ,litter

7.  and of course food, for the human that is if you are human.lol

This is just a general list please add to it.

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hey all my b-day

Hey everyone please read the blog close my b-day is Feb. 24 sorry for the mix up.  But I'll carry all the wishes to that date and thanks all.

Take care

Prayers and wishes to u and r's

Thanks again


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Saw my liver doctor

Well went in on Monday 1-6 to see him, and he was mad at my PCP for not sending me in earler.  So from his office to a place to get scaned.  Got a letter from him Friday and it said no liver tumours, so good news, now I get to spend part of my b-day(2-24) in another office to get scope.  Got to do what I got to do.

Take Care all

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Dew newspaper story

Dew and Lestirae

Dew sitting

Toby and Dew

 just cause anyone else is having trouble read the news paper on Dew try this below

Clayton woman needs community's help; fundraiser to be held Dec. 14

Due to her fragile health status, Dew was given a hypoallergenic cat in 2010 - Toby Cat - her best friend.

Carleton Place Almonte Canadian Gazette
ByTara Gesner

Community - "We can't help everyone, but everyone can help someone."

A fundraiser will be held next month in aid of a Clayton woman suffering from pulmonary fibrosis, leaving her breathless and dependent on oxygen.

Dew Rotor, only 33 years old, is permanently hospitalized at the Toronto General Hospital (TGH) until she receives a lifesaving double-lung transplant. According to close Rotor family friend, Terry Garwood, it was earlier this month that Dew learned her lungs have failed to the point that she must stay at the health-care facility until she receives her transplant.

"It is not known how long it will take to find an organ donor," said Garwood.

Pulmonary fibrosis is a chronic disease that results in scarring of the lungs. The scar tissue replaces healthy tissue and causes inflammation. This damage causes the lungs to stiffen and makes breathing increasingly difficult.

Less than 10 per cent of Dew's lungs are still functioning and even the functioning parts of her lungs are severely compromised.

"In August, the transplant team at the Toronto General Hospital put Dew on the list for a double-lung transplant," said Garwood.

TGH has become the undisputed world leader in lung transplantation.

Ottawa native Hélène Campbell received her double-lung transplant at TGH in April 2012. Her story became public after she reached out to celebrities including Justin Bieber and Ellen DeGeneres to raise awareness about the need for organ donations while awaiting her surgery.

On Aug. 11, Dew and her mother (Leslirae Rotor) moved from their home in Clayton to an area near Guelph, to be within the required two-hour radius of the TGH. They have lived in Mississippi Mills for the last eight years.

However, now that Dew is unable to leave TGH until her transplant, Leslirae must now find accommodation in the city as soon as possible, while maintaining the family home in Clayton.

"I am worried about them," said Garwood. "They are barely coping financially."

What's more, TGH requires the mother and daughter to live in Toronto for a minimum of three months post transplant, which will add additional expense.

People First of Lanark County (PFoLC), along with Garwood are spearheading the Dec.

14 fundraiser to help cover costs for Dew and her mother: accommodation, meals (the hospital cannot meet Dew's requirements for a specialized diet), medical, transportation, moving expenses, the list goes on.

The fundraiser - Life4Dew - takes place Dec. 14 from 7 to 12 p.m. at the Carleton Place Arena (upstairs hall), located at 75 Neelin St.

There will be live music (lineup still to be determined), raffle draw, refreshments and more.

Admission is a $10 donation to the cause.

Dew needs your financial help. To donate or for more information, go to www.Life4Dew.ca. Moreover, follow Dew's journey on social media: www.facebook.com/Life4Dew (Facebook) or @Life4Dew (Twitter).

Watch the Canadian Gazette EMC for more details about Dew and the upcoming fundraiser.

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They were a prefect match

Woman who donated kidney weds organ recipient

A young couple met in 2009 and ended up being a perfect match — not only when it came to love, but when it came to their kidneys, too.

BROWNSBURG, Ind. — A central Indiana woman who promised to donate one of her kidneys to a man she barely knew has married him three years after his successful transplant surgery.

Chelsea Clair and Kyle Froelich met at a 2009 car show when he was 19 and she was 22. Clair learned that day that Froelich had a serious kidney disease — and she told him then and there she would give him one of hers.

She underwent the necessary tests and ended up being a near perfect match. Three years ago, she donated one of her kidneys to Froelich.

The Indianapolis Star reports that the couple was married Oct. 12 at the Danville Conservation Club, the venue that hosted the car show where they met.

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