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Faces of Donation

Without the organ donor, there is no story, no hope, no transplant. But when there is an organ donor, life springs from death, sorrow turns to hope and a terrible loss becomes a gift.

-Reprinted from the 2009 UNOS Annual Report

Sunny talks about her 3 year old daughter, Elsie. Faced with the unimaginable, Sunny made a decision that would save the lives of others. She states, “Organ donation was a beautiful healing option for us that our pain could be turned into another’s joy.”

Lincoln was 19 years old when he was involved in a tragic car accident. He had made the decision to be an organ donor and saved several lives. His dad talks about Lincoln in this Gift of Hope story.

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