On Tuesday, KATC featured an Acadiana mother who lost 15-year-old son, 15 years ago. He was an organ donor and went on to save five people's lives and gave two people sight. His death and gifts of life not only impacted his family, but his friends as well.
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Becoming an organ donor can be an important decision for any adult, but it's an even bigger decision for teens. Two Opelousas teens made that choice a few weeks ago, right before a deadly car accident. Opelousas Catholic High School students Sarah Jarrell and Morgan Adams have now impacted many... more »
Losing a loved one, especially a child is never easy. The ultimate gift the gift of life, makes it easier for families to know their loved one is making a difference in someone else's life.
"I tried to find a way to keep my child here forever."
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In Colorado, Lawmakers are thinking about becoming automatic organ donation state. This means everyone in the state will automatically get have their organs donated when they die if they don't opt out. Suzanna Morton with Louisiana Organ Procurement Agency believes the proposal is not necessary for the state. "Why change... more »
The holiday season is a time of giving and there is no greater gift than the gift of life.
Saturday, Lafayette General Medical Center teamed up with the "Louisiana Organ Procurement Agency" for the annual tree of life ceremony. Recipients of organs and families of organ donors were there... more »
Louisiana now ranks at the top of a national list. But unlike many rankings, this one we can be live with. Louisiana is first in the nation for donor designations. According to Donate Life, 64% of people getting their drivers licenses in Louisiana register to become an organ donor. The... more »
The Leger family and McBride family live hundreds of miles from each other, but they're connected by one heart. Nine year old Peter McBride, of Charlotte, North Carolina, was just five years old when he received a heart transplant. The heart came from three year old Devan Leger, who was... more »