Thursday, July 23, 2015

Olivia's Parents Thank Medical Professionals

KNOP

North Platte, Neb. At Great Plains Health Lauressa and Brock Swedberg were introduced to each and every person who had a role in working with Olivia in her final days.

"Where do I begin to thank each and every one of you? Honestly I probably don't have any idea how many people were involved. I'm just meeting some of you for the first time," said Lauressa.

Organ donation was a big part of the message on Thursday afternoon.

"As of this morning 122,644 people are on the list for a life saving organ transplant," said Tom Neal with Nebraska Organ Recovery.

Olivia saved the lives of four people and restored sight in another through the gift of organ and eye donation.

"That means all other medical efforts have been exhausted and organ transplant is the only thing that is going to save their life," said Neal. Continue reading.

 

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