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Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Liver transplant survivor connects with donor’s family

Mark Williams says he's close with the family of the woman whose liver helped save his life. (Courtesy photo)
KOIN NEWS | Lisa Balik
Apple software update will let people sign up to be organ donors with 1-click

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Thousands of people across the Northwest are waiting for organ transplants at any given time. While 75% of Oregonians are registered organ donors, the national average isn’t quite as high.

A new effort by Apple and Donate Life America aims to make the sign-up process for potential organ donors as easy as the click of a button.

It’s something Portlander Mark Williams thinks will end up saving lives.

For more than a year, Williams was on a liver transplant waiting list with hundreds of other people. One day he got a call to his hospital room that changed his life forever.

“I was close to running out of time,” Williams told KOIN 6 News. “I started to cry… I was amazed. Nothing short of a miracle.” Continue reading
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