Beloved Front Range mechanic in need of kidney transplant
The number of organs available is higher than ever, but it's still not enough for people across the country in need of a transplant.
It was difficult for Charlie to ask for help, he said. But it's a critical part of the transplant process, according to Christine Opp, living donor coordinator at Presbyterian/St. Luke's Medical Center in Denver.
“Not everybody is comfortable with that, putting that out there, but it's hugely successful,” Opp said. “People do news articles, they put things on a billboard, they get shirts made, bumper stickers, car magnets, yard signs, social media.”