My late husband, James, and I have been designated organ donors for a long time, but I’m not sure we really gave it much thought in our daily lives.
I hoped that he could still help someone when he passed January 24th even though his heart had caused other organ failure.
I got a letter yesterday from the organ recovery organization in Pittsburgh (PA) telling me he was able to donate skin and tissue that will help burn victims or others needing it and his corneas will help two people who were at risk of totally losing their vision.
Through the blinding tears for his loss, my heart embraces the knowledge part of him lives on . I hope somehow he knows it, too.
Over 110,000 people across the nation are waiting for a life-saving transplant. One person can save the lives of as many as eight people. One individual can improve the lives of as many as 75 people through tissue donation.