To the editor:

Donation and transplantation professionals – Thank you for saving lives amidst the pandemic.

In 2008 my daughter Kathleen became an organ donor. With her corneas two people can now see and 20 others received lifesaving tissue.

I watch COVID-19 through the lens of the mother of a deceased donor. I know that the need for lifesaving organ transplants will not stop due to the virus. So, during April, which is National Donate Life Month, I write in thanks to the donation and transplantation professionals who keep this life-saving process going, even amidst the unprecedented situation we find ourselves in today.

Despite any adverse circumstances, these professionals continue their work in effort to save patients who will die without these transplant surgeries. There are 150 such patients waiting right now here in Wyoming.

Everyone can say yes to organ, eye and tissue donation simply by registering to be a donor at or by checking Yes at Driver services.

(s) patricia thomas


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