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Organ Donation Saves Lives, like Jim Steeb’s

During a morning workout on June 26, 2013, Jim Steeb—a 53-year old runner, avid exerciser, and father, dropped to his hands and knees next to his wife Michele.

Jim—healthy, fit, active—never imagined he was having a heart attack. And just one month later, Jim suffered a second heart attack. A team of doctors quickly determined that without a heart transplant, Jim wouldn’t survive.

Jim joined the organ transplant waiting list, alongside more than 123,000 Americans—including 22,000 Californians, and prayed every day for a donor.

Jim knew that if he didn’t receive a new heart soon, he would be one of the 21 patients who die every day waiting for an organ transplant. Continue reading