Organ donor transplant list continues to grow, more donors still needed

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — After nearly 30 years of marriage, it’s just Sheryl Marlor and her four sons.

“The full calendar year’s a very tough year. Every anniversary, every holiday, but I want this to close a chapter and begin a new one,” said Marlor said.

Her husband, David, passed away exactly one year ago at 52 years old.

“David was an avid fisherman, loved the mountains, loved to be in the outdoors, loved god’s country, especially in Colorado,” Marlor said.

While she mourns the loss of her partner in life, she celebrates the lives he’s helped.

“Dave Marlor’s gift affected up to 50 people through tissue donation, skin donation and his corneas were also recovered. So, he saved the eye sight of someone,” said Tom Kosola, donation consultant for Donor Alliance.

David was a registered organ and tissue donor.

Something officials with Donor Alliance say there’s a great need for. 
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