Blogging daily in April in recognition of National Donate Life Month. Please register as an organ donor and help to raise awareness about this lifesaving gift.

Karen Hoyt is a blogger who has a story about hepatitis C, cirrhosis, end-stage liver disease, liver cancer, and liver transplantation. In her blog titled, My Organ Donor, Karen wrote these heartfelt words about the young man whose donated liver was now in her body, “We’re not aware of our heart beating, our liver and kidney filtering, or our lungs breathing until we hear that diagnosis. When we wake up after a transplant, we’re aware of that organ. We love it, and we love our donor.”

Registering as an organ donor is a beautiful legacy. Read the rest of My Organ Donor, and when you are done, register to be a donor in your state.