Missy Holliday never expected to be in her current career. She intended to make her career as a Pediatric Nurse. It was;n’t until her younger sister passed away from a fatal car accident and her family had a horrible interaction with a doctor regarding organ donation that she decided to explore how she might change that experience for other people.
You’ll love her story, but you’ll also have the chance to learn so much. The statistics will shock you. so, listen and learn from Missy, who currently serves as the Direction Organ Operations for LifeCenter.
In this episode, Missy talks about how the experience changed her life, how she’s been able to help others experiencing similar situations and how she has been able to transform her career into a living tribute to her sister.
1:23 My first job and how it prepared me for what was to come.
2:41 The moment my life changed forever.
8:24 That question – “What do you think about donating her organs?” – it was too much too soon.
10:40 How does Missy honor her sister through her work?
11:25 Can you get in contact with the donor family or recipient of an organ donation gift?
14:20 I wanted to make a difference.
17:30 How has the experience of making the decision to donate changed since “that question”?
21:00 What are the common misconceptions surrounding organ donation?
23:52 Wait – that is confusing, you can be pronounced legally dead with a heartbeat?
26:37 Organ donation statistics:
114,630 people are currently waiting for a transplant
27,282 organs have been donated by 13,039 donors from January-September 2018
Every 10 minutes someone is added to the transplant waitlist
On average, 20 people die each day waiting for a transplant
One organ donor can save up to 8 lives
58.9% of transplanted organs are kidneys (21.6% liver, 9.6% heart, 5% lung)
For more statistics and data please visit unos.org/data
27:37 MOBBED! Who did Dee Dee’s organs help?
https://unos.org/data/ – data regarding organ donation