MARION - Ray Haines stood quietly off to the side, as the two representatives of Lifeline of Ohio spoke to the health care professions class. The Marion resident began assisting the independent, non-profit organ procurement organization in its informational presentations about a year after he received a kidney/pancreas transplant.
For some, their hero may be a professional athlete, a doctor, or a family member. But for Frank Lloyd, his hero is someone he's never met. In fact, all frank knows about her is that she was 26 years old when she saved his life.
ALBANY — Horses and riders will take to the trails around Lake Snowden today, and they ride to send a message: Support organ and tissue donation.
CHILLICOTHE — Taylor Brown's life changed dramatically when she was 6 years old and her 29-year-old father, Joe, died unexpectedly. After six years, she and her older brother, Michael, still grieve for their dad, but they take solace in knowing he helped four people continue living. Joe's liver, pancreas and both his kidneys provided a second chance to four men in their 40s, Taylor said.
The number of organ transplants performed on Black Americans in 2008 was less than one fifth, or 20%, of the number of Black Americans currently waiting for a transplant.
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