Apr 14, 2016

THE COLUMBUS POLICE OFFICER WHO DIED THIS WEEK AFTER BEING SHOT DURING A STAND-OFF WAS AN ORGAN DONOR


THE COLUMBUS POLICE OFFICER WHO DIED THIS WEEK AFTER BEING SHOT DURING A STAND-OFF WAS AN ORGAN DONOR. ABOUT 60% OF OHIOANS ARE REGISTERED ORGAN, EYE, AND TISSUE DONORS. THE 5 MOST COMMON ORGANS TO DONATE ARE HEART, LUNGS, KIDNEY'S AND SMALL AND LARGE INTESTINE. APPROXIMATELY 22 TIMES EACH DAY A MAN, WOMAN OR CHILD DIES NATIONWIDE FOR LACK OF AN AVAILABLE ORGAN. THAT EQUATES TO ONE PERSON EVERY 48 HOURS IN OHIO FOR SOMEONE WAITING FOR AN ORGAN. IN THE CASE OF OFFICER STEVE SMITH, HIS DECISION TO SHARE THE GIFT OF LIFE IS HELPING THOSE WHO PROMOTE ORGAN DONATION A CHANCE TO GET PEOPLE TO BECOME A DONOR


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