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Watch This Film By Oscar Winner Laurent Witz, Then Sign Up To Be An Organ Donor

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The New York Organ Donor Network has launched a “Long Live New York” campaign to raise awareness and encourage others to sign up for organ donation. The campaign begins with this emotional short film, directed by Laurent Wintz, who won an Oscar for his short film “Mr. Hublot.” Ranking 49th out of 50 states, New York is definitely short on donors — and every other state could use more donors as well. Growing up, my dad always proudly told me that he was registered as an organ donor and that when I grew up, I should be too. When I got a bit older and a childhood friend died unexpectedly at 19, her organs were donated and over 50 lives were either saved or dramatically changed by her donation.┬áIt was nothing short of a miracle, and the only thing that made the sting of her death a little easier to handle.

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Husband Demands Payment For Donated Kidney

A Long Island surgeon doesn’t want to fight his estranged wife for the million dollar pad they shared. Instead, he wants the kidney he donated to her. But he’ll settle for $1.5 million compensation. Keep reading »

The Daily Squeeze: Carla Bruni’s Increasing Value, Video Games, And A Sick Hamster

  • A nude photo of French first lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy from 1993 sold at Christie’s auction house yesterday for $91,000 — more than 20 times its expected price. And Carla has improved her Amazon.com sales rank significantly since we first reported on her relationship with Nicolas. Back in December, her album No Promises was 12,718, while today it’s 5,035. [Reuters and Amazon.com]
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