Dr. Ron Richman, from NY, received a gift of a lifetime, a kidney from a stranger in Florida. This life saving match was created when Channel 11’s, Howard Thompson (Help Me Howard) picked up a Save 1 Person News Alert to save a life.
Email from Dr. Richman, four years later, “Hi Lauren, Can’t believe it has been 4 years since my transplant, I am doing great and living life to the fullest. want to thank you again from the bottom of my heart for your efforts to save my life. I am so lucky to see my children become wonderful productive adults. Life is great when you have health and a great partner-Karen, to share it with. You, Chaya, Allen and of course Lloyd are true miracles sent from God! Happy Thanksgiving Ron Richman”
Save 1 Person is designed to save lives through the media and it works! This media campaign is something the world can participate in, whether it be making sure the life to save gets on the nightly news, or seeing if you’re a bone marrow match for a child with Leukemia, or donating a kidney. We can all participate in saving lives through the power of the media.
There should be mandatory Save 1 Person units in every media outlet across the world. Two Save 1 Person Alerts would run on every Save 1 Person affilliate each week. One Save 1 News Alert would run globally for a specific person with a life saving need. And the other Save 1 News Alert that would run that week would be a specific life saving need of someone in that community. For instance, if someone was in need of a bone marrow match in Poland, this Save 1 Alert could run in Idaho. In addition, that local station in Idaho,not only would run the Save 1 Alert for someone in Poland, but for someone with a life saving need in that specific region in Idaho.