The Colin McEnroe Show: The Heart Of Beth Bradley

The story of a familiar radio voice - who had to wait for a new heart.

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When a family member is waiting for a new heart, it can be torture. Photo:Chion Wolf
The Colin McEnroe Show: The Heart Of Beth Bradley
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The Colin McEnroe Show: The Heart Of Beth Bradley

We could make it about numbers.

There are about 98,000 people waiting for an organ donation - that's not the kind of waiting you do for a pizza or Springsteen ticket.
 
Every day 77 people get the organ transplant they need. Seventeen to 19 die waiting for the organ that never came.
 
If there isn't a little heart on your driver's license, maybe you want to do something about that. 
 
And if you don't, maybe you will after you hear this show.
 
Because we're not going to make it about numbers. We're going to make it about a person like you, someone whose reality was a million miles removed from any thought of having her heart cut out and replaced by someone else's.
 
A young, healthy, popular radio newscaster who one day, all of a sudden, needed a new heart.
 
And that's when the waiting started.
 
You can join the conversation. Leave your comments below, e-mail colin@wnpr.org or Tweet us @wnprcolin.
 
**This episode originally broadcast April 27, 2010.**

  

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Donate bodyparts website

please provide the website to sign up as a donor for body parts as was described on your show Tuesday.
Thx
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