Organ and Tissue Donor Family to Attend Event Alongside Recipient of Son's Kidney
The Military Sharing Program allows military members and their families the opportunity to designate donated organs to military beneficiaries listed at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. According to Lt. Col. Edward Falta MD, director of organ transplantation at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, the program provides active duty military personnel and their families who need a kidney transplant with a greater chance of receiving an organ than they might normally have had since most military families move around frequently.
In 2010, Donor Alliance provided two kidneys through the Military Organ Sharing Program and one of these kidneys was donated by United States Air Force Academy Cadet First Class Marc Henning, whose parents attended the award ceremony alongside the recipient of their son's kidney, Robert Lee Logan, veteran of the U.S. Navy. The families met for the first time while in Colorado for the ceremony.