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I am both a donor and a recipient of the tissue donor system. Eleven years ago, when the pain in my hip from Legg Perthes disease had overwhelmed my everyday life, I received a hip replacement. At that time I donated the top of my femur to the local bone bank. The pain was gone and I was able to resume my fast paced and active life style.
Fast forward ten years and I needed surgery again, this time to repair a failed ACL repair. I required a two stage knee rebuild that first involved a bone graft using donated bone and after that healed, an allograft to replace the ACL. My knee is stable again and I am back to full speed in my active life. This could not have happened without generous people making the tough but crucial decision to donate tissue to help someone else.
I will never know the individuals who donated the tissue that gave me back my mobility but I often stop to think of them with deep gratitude as walk, work and play in my busy life.