Family takes organ donation message to national TV

SIOUX CITY JOURNAL | Nick Hytrek
Photo credit: Justin Wan
DIXON, Neb. | When a cause is near and dear to your heart, you'll likely go to any lengths to promote it.

Having been on both the receiving and giving end of organ donations, the Erwin family of rural Dixon knows first-hand the difference an organ donor can make in someone's life. At every opportunity, they make their case for people to sign up to be donors.

That advocacy recently took them to New York and an appearance on national television, telling their story on NBC's "Today" show with Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb. Mom June Erwin and daughter Tiffany Plager shared their family's story of how organ donation has affected them.

"We want everybody to sign up to be an organ donor. There are so many people waiting (for a transplant)," Erwin said. Continue reading
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