Anonymous donor gifts $10 million to help students at Prairie View
PRAIRIE VIEW, Texas – The Prairie View A&M University received $10 million from an anonymous donor on Wednesday. “It will really help my family. The school says they will continue to strive for excellence and help students as much as they can. We all know how expensive college can be for people and their families, but one person stepped up to help student at Prairie View A&M University in big way. An anonymous donor gave $10 million to the university so juniors and seniors can stay enrolled in school and graduate on time.
Kidney transplants plummeted during the pandemic, patients lives depend on them increasing again
But its a lot.It is indeed a lot of hurting and waiting for about 2,800 black Texans on the kidney transplant list. In Texas, more than 45% of the 10,000 people on the kidney transplant waiting list are Hispanic and more than 25% are black. Many patients die waiting for those organs and during the pandemic, its gotten even worse. Its a good plan, if he can find someone because, during the coronavirus pandemic, transplant operations plummeted when doctors werent sure whether it was worth bringing patients in for an operation and hospital stay. A: Almost any healthy person can donate a kidney or liver while alive and continue living a normal life.
This local family’s COVID-19 journey led to them helping others through plasma donations
Lawrence Barris told KPRC 2 reporter Rose-Ann Aragon he started to experience “sweats, shivers ... a lot of weakness,” and shortly after his symptoms started, Sharlene Barris also became ill. After their recovery, the couple said they were contacted by Houston Methodist about an opportunity to donate plasma to help future recovery. Sharlene Barris. "They've capped the number of people that can get the plasma," Sharlene Barris explained. “Keep moving forward on allowing that number [to rise].”The Barris family said they are still working on ways to advocate for patients in need.