Michigan Matters Focus: A Look At Organ Donations

With over 3,600 people in Michigan in need or an organ transplant, experts and those with personal experience appear on “Michigan Matters” to talk about the issues, concerns and opportunities associated with this most personal issue.

Kidney donor Michael Russell and and Michigan Matters host Carol Cain. Photo credit: JuWan Graham, CBS 62/CW50

Kidney donor Michael Russell and and Michigan Matters host Carol Cain. Photo credit: JuWan Graham, CBS 62/CW50

Michael Russell, an organ donor, talks about his decision to donate his kidney to his brother, Cliff Russell.

Betsy Miner-Swartz, communications specialist for Gift of Life Michigan, and Laurie Terreault, widow of a paramedic who donated his organs, with Michigan Matters host Carol Cain. (credit: CW50)

Betsy Miner-Swartz, communications specialist for Gift of Life Michigan, and Laurie Terreault, widow of a paramedic who donated his organs, with Michigan Matters host Carol Cain. (credit: CW50)

Betsy Miner-Swartz, communications specialist for Gift of Life Michigan, and Laurie Terreault, widow of a paramedic who donated his organs, appear with Senior Producer/Host Carol Cain to talk about it as well.

Kidney donor Michael Russell; Dan Carney, president/CEO of the National Kidney Foundation of Michigan, and Michigan Matters host Carol Cain. Photo credit: JuWan Graham, CBS 62/CW50

Kidney donor Michael Russell; Dan Carney, president/CEO of the National Kidney Foundation of Michigan, and Michigan Matters host Carol Cain. Photo credit: JuWan Graham, CBS 62/CW50

And Dan Carney, President/CEO of the National Kidney Foundation of Michigan discusses the importance of kidney health. And he highlights the organization’s upcoming Kidney Ball fundraiser being held on Dec. 3.

You can hear the conversation by watching “Michigan Matters” 11:30 Sunday only on CBS 62.

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