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Voices of Women with Host Kris Steinnes: Suzanne Ruff, author of The Reluctant Donor.

  05/17/2013  01:00 pm PDT

Suzanne Ruff is on a mission to spread the word about the importance of Organ Donation. The last time you renewed your driver's license, did you check the box that says "Organ Donor?" Suzanne Ruff hopes the answer is yes. She has volunteered in many states to raise awareness about organ donation. "My family would have pretty much been wiped off the face of the Earth if it weren't for the generosity of organ donors," she said. Her mother and two sisters, as well as several aunts and uncles and cousins have all needed kidney transplants to save their lives. During the 10 months that lapsed between the day she made the offer to donate a kidney to her younger sister and the day of the surgery, Ruff considered backing out several times. She kept her emotions in check through prayer and by journaling, eventually going through with the surgery on Oct. 19, 2004. More than eight years later, both women are doing great, and celebrating the publication of Suzanne's book about their journey. Together they are spreading the word to end this disease. A portion of the proceeds from The Reluctant Donor goes towards kidney disease research.


Kris Steinnes

Voices of Women Fridays at 1pm pt 4pm et.Kris Steinnes began her spiritual journey in 1990 when she discovered her mission to bring people together. In 1993 after reading t...

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Suzanne Ruff

Suzanne Ruff comes from a family that has been plagued by kidney disease for generations. In her lifetime, she has lost her mother, several aunts and uncles and cousins to P...

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