Lukas had been only 8 years old when he announced to his family that he wanted to sign up to be an organ donor. And, he did. Not long after he turned 15 ½, Lukas applied for his temporary driver’s license and checked the box to join his state’s organ, eye and tissue donor registry.
Born with a common genetic condition called hypodontia, she was missing one of her adult eye teeth. Over time, her jawbone developed a gap where the root of the missing tooth would have been.
Living kidney donor Lynn, and her cousin, Ted, have always been close. They are first cousins and live on the same street.
Cecil’s record-setting donation is important, not only for the transplant it made possible but also as an example that donors can be of any age.