KKTV: Military Link Helps Match Serviceman With USAFA Organ Donor  |  October 11, 2011

Take a moment to view this touching story of a U.S. Navy veteran who received the gift of an organ donation from an Air Force Academy cadet.

The recipient and donor were matched by Donor Alliance, the non-profit organ procurement organization and  tissue bank serving Colorado and most of Wyoming. Last week, Donor Alliance was recognized with an award for its participation in the Military Organ Sharing Program, presented by the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.

The Military Sharing Program allows military members and their families the opportunity to designate donated organs to military beneficiaries listed at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. The program provides active duty military personnel and their families who need a kidney transplant with a greater chance of receiving an organ than they might normally have had since most military families move around frequently.

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