Tissue Recipient and Donor Family Raise Awareness about Donation  |  January 10, 2014

Joe Gutierrez

Joe Gutierrez

The Littleton Independent recently highlighted both a donor family and a recipient to spotlight the need for organ and tissue donors.

Carol Hutchinson-Stepp, a donor mother, honored her stepson’s wishes of being an organ and tissue donor. Even though she grieves the loss of C. Jay, Carol is grateful that a part of him still lives on through the donation of his corneas.

The article also features Joe Gutierrez, a tissue recipient whose arm was saved thanks to donor bone. Joe pays forward the gift he received by volunteering with AlloSource, Donor Alliance, and The Limb Preservation Foundation.

Click here to read the full article from the Littleton Independent.

For more about Joe’s story, click here.

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