Danny's Kidney's live-on through these two young recipients
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In his short time on earth, he touched many lives and helped many people in different ways. Although he was not able to fulfill his dream of serving his country in the way he had imagined, his final act of valor for his country was the donation of his organs. He saved two boys, ages then 7 and 12, and a 63 year old man. That is his ultimate gift and his legacy.
"Without the organ donor, there is no story, there is no hope, no transplant. But when there is an organ donor, life springs from death, sorrow turns to hope and terrible loss comes a gift." ~UNOS
There are more than 117,000 patients on the national organ transplant waiting list, each one reliant on the compassion and generosity of another for a life-saving gift. Of those, more than 5,000 are listed at transplant centers in Florida. While many will be transplanted, there are some who sadly will not. Their gifts will not come in time.
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Florida’s donor registry is managed by the non-profit organization Donate Life Florida, which is a coalition of all of the organ, tissue and eye donor programs in Florida. There were a record-breaking number of organ transplants performed in 2016 and a record number of individuals who gave the Gift of Life.
A total of 33,600 patients received the Gift of Life from 15,945 generous organ donors. That is 92 people each day whose lives were saved because another person or their family said yes to donation.