New York Times: Four Years After a Death, a Gift Continues to Inspire  |  April 6, 2011

Please read this remarkable story from the New York Times about a young man’s kidney transplant, and his deep connection to his donor.

The recipient, Antwan Hunter, received the transplant at just 16 years old, from then 21-year-old Jason Kendall Ray, who sustained massive brain injuries after being hit by a car while walking along a busy street.

Notes the article: “asked if there was one thing he would have wanted Jason Ray to know about him, Antwan thought for a moment and said, ‘I guess that when I got my first driver’s license, I signed up to be a donor.'”

Remember this Donate Life Month: Tissue donation can have the same life-saving and life-enhancing benefits as organ donation. Each year, tissue is provided by approximately 30,000 tissue donors, and one tissue donor can enhance the lives of more than 50 people.

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