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Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Slain trooper saving lives even in death

WRIC | Kerri O'Brien


RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Even in death, slain Virginia State Trooper Chad Dermyer remains a life-saving hero.

The Trooper was gunned down in the line of duty last week at the Greyhound bus station in Richmond. However, part of him lives on.

A Virginia State Police spokesperson confirms to 8News that Trooper Dermyer was an organ donor and a transplant took place.

Dr. David Klassen, Chief Medical Officer with UNOS (The United Network of Organ Sharing), said it’s a positive outcome for a tragic situation.

“There are over 120,000 people waiting for organs in the United States,” Dr. Klassen said.

Based in Richmond, UNOS said a single donor like Trooper Dermyer can save multiple lives.

“Up to eight transplants are from a single donor, heart, lungs, kidney, liver,” said Dr. Klassen.

As of now, it remains unknown what organ or organs were donated, or who the recipient was since the process is mostly kept anonymous.

But sources have told 8News that transplant surgery took place Thursday night, roughly seven hours after Dermyer’s death. Continue reading

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