But Carl's passing was just the beginning for four other people. Carl was an organ donor. In his passing, he was able to save the lives of four individuals desperately waiting for a transplant.
Over 400 runners and walkers came out to support Carl's legacy and raise money for organ donation and remembering Carl demonstrating how the power of one individual can inspire many. We hope many more communities will support the over 110,000 registrants on the organ transplant wait list, 81,000 of whom are waiting for a kidney transplant. Did you know that one organ donor can save the lives of up to eight people and one tissue donor can enhance the lives of up to fifty - many of the tissue recovered today are being used to help our solders returning home from Iraq and Afganistan.
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To become an organ, eye & tissue donor in Virginia please click HERE