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Saturday, April 16, 2016

Organ Donors, Recipients Unite For First Time After Transplant


MIAMI (CBSMiami) — April kicks off National Donate Life Month, encouraging education and conversation around organ donation.

Donate Life Florida, in partnership with the University of Miami, hosted an event to recognize and honor donor families, transplant recipients and transplant community partners.

A south Florida family donated their son Trevin Reddick’s heart four years ago. The recipient is Donald Anaker, known as “Papa Don.”

The donor and recipient families met for the first time.

Reddick’s mother, Renee Jones, hugged “Papa Don” and said to him, “I love you so much.”

A 19-year-old Reddick was shot and killed in a drive-by shooting.

His mother made the agonizing decision to donate his organs not realizing the impact her choice would have. Continue reading

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We are asking you to register as an organ, eye and tissue donor today.
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To ensure donation happens, please share your decision with your family. At stake is the legacy you wish to leave.

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