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Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Donation puts positive light on weekend tragedy

Fox 11 News | Chad Doran

APPLETON - As the families of three teenage girls from the Campbellsport area prepare to lay their loved ones to rest, some are honoring a courageous decision in the face of tremendous loss.

"We have received word that two of them have donated organs... I know for sure from the two families that I talked to they are comforted by the fact that they were able to donate," said Campbellsport High School principal Kris Langer.

At Theda-Clark Medical Center in Neenah, Dr. Ray Georgen is the director of the trauma center. He heads-up the organ donation program at the hospital. Dr. Georgen says asking a grieving family about organ donation is difficult. However, it's a decision that can save lives.

"It's an incredible gift in the face of incredible tragedy, but the benefits that occur from that, the ramifications are enormous," said Dr. Georgen.
Read more: http://www.fox11online.com/dpp/news/local/fox_cities/organ-donation-puts-positive-light-on-weekend-tragedy

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