Every 10 minutes, someone’s name is added to a waiting list — a waiting list for a new kidney, heart, lung or other organ. And every day, about 18 people die waiting.

Starting today, San Francisco’s Link TV is screening a remarkable documentary, “The Power of Two.” Twin sisters with fatal cystic fibrosis each received a double lung transplant. In the clip below, they travel to the National Donor Memorial in Richmond, VA.”In a way it was like a pilgrimage to a Mecca,” says Ana, one of the twins. “Because this is the place where our country pays tribute to all the people who have said ‘yes’ to organ donation.”

You can watch the complete documentary online at LinkTV.

And, if you’re not already, you can sign up to be an organ donor.

Powerful Documentary Highlights ‘The Power of Two’ 22 May,2013Lisa Aliferis

  • My name is Igor, I’m from Western Europe.
    I am ready to donate a kidney or part of my liver for good compensation.
    I am a 30 year old man, blood group is O+, I don’t drink or smoke.
    I can travel anywhere worldwide to take tests to prove a good health and perform surgery. I will listen offer and conditions of recipient.
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Lisa Aliferis

Lisa Aliferis is the founding editor of KQED’s State of Health blog. Since 2011, she’s been writing and editing stories for the site. Before taking up blogging, she toiled for many years (more than we can count) producing health stories for television, including Dateline NBC and San Francisco’s CBS affiliate, KPIX-TV. She also wrote up a handy guide to the Affordable Care Act, especially for Californians. Her work has been honored for many awards. Most recently she was a finalist for “Best Topical Reporting” from the Online News Association. You can follow her on Twitter: @laliferis

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