Former Lehigh Valley Judge Seeks Liver Donor; Assistance Requested

Emmaus, Pa. – Former District Court Judge Donna Butler is in need of a living donor for a liver transplant. April is National Donate Life Month, and Butler, a respected member of the Lehigh Valley judicial community, is asking for help to find a suitable donor. After retiring in 2022 to spend more time with her grandchildren, Butler began experiencing health issues, including a swollen belly and jaundice, indicating liver disease. She is currently on the transplant waiting list and is urging everyone to get checked. The liver is the only organ in the human body that can regenerate, making it possible for living donors to contribute. Individuals interested in seeing if they are medically eligible to donate can visit Donna Butler’s page at NKR.org. The Liver Donor Shield Protections program may be available, covering lost wages and hospital and medical care expenses for a donor, thanks to Butler’s insurance.

This plea for a living donor highlights the urgent need for organ donations during National Donate Life Month. Judge Donna Butler, who served the local court in Emmaus for 24 years, is now facing the biggest challenge of her life as she searches for a liver transplant. Her symptoms of liver disease led to hospitalization and inclusion on the transplant waiting list. Butler believes in God’s timing and encourages everyone to consider becoming a living donor, as the liver is capable of self-regeneration. Potential donors can visit NKR.org to determine their eligibility. The Liver Donor Shield Protections program may provide financial support, such as coverage for lost wages and medical expenses, for individuals who choose to donate. Butler’s determination to overcome this health crisis serves as an inspiration to others during National Donate Life Month.


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