Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Are we in Jericho? Where's my trumpet?

Damn I'm pissed.
The contact for the media relations department has kibashed (sp?) my request to have a photographer present during my appointments and most likely killed having him in the operating room and subsequently everywhere else.

Like I said yesterday, I don't take "no" lightly. I fired off several emails to people that have done this, doing this or know someone in high places. Hopefully, something will transpire.

Am I wrong in trying to make something more than what it is? As much as I hate to do it, I look at the numbers as something to ground me and motivate me.
Waiting list candidates as of today 11:45am
All 93,637
Kidney 68,495
Pancreas 1,733
Kidney/Pancreas 2,405
Liver 17,074
Intestine 237
Heart 2,819
Lung 2,879
Heart/Lung 146
All candidates will be less than the sum due to candidates waiting for multiple organs

Transplants performed January - July 2006
Total 17,170
Deceased Donor 13,232
Living Donor 3,938
Based on OPTN data as of 10/20/2006

Donors recovered January - July 2006
Total 8,670
Deceased Donor 4,730
Living Donor 3,940
Based on OPTN data as of 10/20/2006


Anonymous said...

Hey you!
Have you considered getting in touch with "The Discovery Channel" or any other news type show?

causaleffect said...

I haven't. Becky (her blog is in my links) has a contact with a Chicago based documentary filmmaker that was looking for a subject. I was suppose to have heard back by now but haven't. I haven't looked to the big guys yet but might approach that next week.