Jessie Allan

General Questions

How old are you?

17

Where are you from?

Cupertino, CA

Transplant

What was your transplant?

liver, received on July 20, 2003

What was your condition that led to the transplant?

biliary atresia

What was life like before transplant?

I don’t remember. I was 3.

What can you do now after transplant?

Everything is pretty normal.

What are you most excited about after being healthy?

I’m just excited that I am healthy.

Donor

Do you know your donor?

Yes, dad. He is healthy and middle aged.

Why did your dad decide to donate?

I think it was just something that he just did.

How did transplant affect your life?

I mean, I’m lucky that it doesn’t too much. But it’s something that’s there or it’s something that’s a unique thing.

Why did you decide to acknowledge your transplant instead of moving on?

I think it’s kinda cool and it is a part of me to be aware of. It is a part of me.

What would you say to people considering to be an organ donor?

I mean, obviously it’s a difficult decision. I, personally, think it’s a good decision as it has impacted my life.

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