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Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Organ and tissue donation light in a tragedy

KXII CBS News 12

SHERMAN, TX -- An estimated 100,000 Americans are waiting for an organ or tissue transplant including more than 7,000 Texans, and every 10 minutes another name is added to the list. Kristen Shanahan spoke with one man who was on that list she tells us how his transplant impacted his life in an unexpected way.

The group Donate Life America says the majority of Americans support donation, but only 30 percent of them know the essential steps it takes to be a donor.

One young man's father gave a complete stranger a new chance at life and his own son the gift of friendship.

December 22, 2007 is a date Brandon Witt will never forget. His step-father Thomas Pettit fell from a ladder while chopping firewood for another family.
Read more: http://www.kxii.com/home/headlines/Organ_and_Tissue_Donation_light_in_a_tragedy__139784223.html

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