Going Green…or Purple?

ocean.jpgRecycling, the E.U”s  ban on phylate plasticizers, the re-formulation of FIMO and reactions to this news  have been hot polymer clay topics on the web in recent weeks.. Understandably….

Tomorrow I plan to meet with a dear friend who is on the liver transplant “List” at Georgetown University Hospital. Note: her status has NOTHING to do with working with polymer clay, rather as a nurse in  a liver clinic she inadvertently contracted hepatitis C .  

In Maryland, the state where we both live, when one renews their drivers license there is the opportunity to sign up as an organ donor. If you haven’t already done so…consider  ultimate recycling, the gift of your organs in the event of your untimely death.  


3 Responses to “Going Green…or Purple?”

  1. 1 Jeanne Dumond November 18, 2007 at 12:59 pm

    I am sorry to hear about your friend and her wait for a transplant. My husband works at OSU Medical Center with transplants of livers and hears and lungs here in Columbus, OH and I want to thank you for your encouraging everyone to sign up to be an organ donor. It’s something we can all do to help those in need.
    Jeanne Dumond

  2. 2 lindly November 19, 2007 at 7:53 am

    Thank you for writing back. I realize that my post was completely OT = off topic for a polymer clay blog. But in light of the discussions on going green and recycling…I couldn’t resist.

    Everyone”s personal decisions in regards to their living wills and last wishes are sacred, private and to be honored.

    At the same time I believe there are a lot of superstitions and misconceptions surrounding becoming an organ donor. I would encourage everyone to consider it, do some research and realise that they can stipulate in advance what they are willing to donate.

    For example: some people don’t feel comfortable with the idea of donating part of their skin to burn patients. Others may not realize that although they have a systematic disease, their corneas may enable a blind person to see for the first time in years. A person with acute heriditary heart disease, might provide an important key to researchers- or save two people’s lives with their intact kidneys.

    We are all interconnected with the joys, wonders and challenges of living and dying gracefully.

  1. 1 Polymer Clay Daily » Polymer Clay Safety - Weigh the facts Trackback on November 19, 2007 at 3:30 am

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