2018 Transplant and Organ Donation Calendar: Erin Davisson LeMere

Because she was a TV news anchor in Green Bay, Wisconsin, Erin Davisson LeMere’s battle with liver disease was very public. Viewers watched as she became sicker and sicker; in August 1990, she was put on the wait list for a liver transplant at UW Health in Madison.

 

She and the station managers made the decision to share every step of her journey with her television audience, in hopes that they could promote awareness of organ donation and transplant. She received the gift of life in November 1990, but her public awareness campaign was far from over.

 

Watch Erin's Story

 

 

 

Then and Now

 

Then: Many people died while waiting for a compatible liver donor.

 

Now: Our team is performing a record-breaking number of liver transplants each year.

 

Learn more about our liver transplant program.