Organ donation: The gift of life

KJCT 8 | Karakine Ann
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KJCT) -- One person can donate up to eight organs, which means saving eight lives.

Friday was a day to wear blue and green, all to help focus on National Donate Life Month.

"Your loved one continues to give, and has given life to somebody else through donation," said Allison McKissen, whose son donated his organs. "I got involved with Donate Life when my son was in a fatal car accident in August."

She said the choice of organ donation was simple.

"He had spoken to us a few months before on a family vacation, being an organ donor, and it was something he was very passionate about, very much an advocate for it," said McKissen.

McKissen is one of many Donor Alliance volunteers spreading awareness for National Donate Life month. Continue reading
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