Jorge Barrantes, Bilateral Lung Recipient, 2012
In Mexico, donating organs is not common and there is very little awareness of the need for it. Jorge Barrantes, bilateral lung recipient 2012, has made it his mission to advocate for change. Jorge's life was forever transformed because of a donor. The gracious gift of life knows no borders and can make an impact in the world.
"La importancia de donar es una oportunidad de trascender, es el grado máximo de generosidad. Mi misión principal en mi vida es cada vez que puedo es dar testimonio de mi trasplante de pulmones y de que los MILAGROS existen, es una prueba innegable de que DIOS existe. Dar vida con la donación, es parte del milagro."
The importance of donation is the opportunity to transcend; it’s the highest level of generosity. The principal mission in my life is that every time I have an opportunity, I give a testimony about my lung transplant and remind people that miracles do exist. It’s proof that without a doubt, God does exist. Donating is giving life, which is part of the miracle.