US Senator Wants to Spend $20 Million on Organ Donation Awareness

WILX | Alex Miller

Losing a loved one can be one of the most traumatic times in life, which is why many refuse to donate their family members' organs. Some say it intensifies the grief. But one U.S. Senator says your loved one could be giving a gift in the midst of tragedy.

Gina Guevara spent decades fighting for her life. First hepatitis C, then liver cancer twice. When doctors told her she'd need a liver transplant, she picked up her life and moved closer to her adult children to wait for the call. Guevara said, "It could be this month, it could be next month, it could be six months away."

Three months later, Guevara finally got the call. A 7 year-old girl named Victoria died in a car accident. Her grandparents chose to donate her organs after learning she was brain dead.
That decision is the reason Guevara is alive today. She said, "I was now worry-free of an imminent death." Continue reading

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