Danette Ragin

Danette Ragin

Kidney recipient and donor aunt

Danette knows both the experience of being on the transplant waiting list and having a donor family member become a donor. In 2008, Danette was given a second chance at life when she received her kidney transplant after being diagnosed with end stage renal failure.

Three years later in 2011, Danette was reconnected to donation when her nephew Martez, 23, was shot and killed. In the midst of her grief, Danette wanted Martez to be able to help others. “I have an extended warranty on life, thanks to my donor. My nephew died, but it was an opportunity for our family to give someone else an extended warranty on their life, too.”

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