Organ Donor Awareness Brings Amazing Stories, Amazing Need To Life

By: KKTV Email
By: KKTV Email

An average of 18 people die in a day because there aren't enough transplant organs.

That's according to the donor alliance. It's Organ Donor Awareness Week and county commissioners made a point Tuesday to stress the importance of organ donations. They say eight lives can be saved by one organ donor.

11 News spoke with 10-year-old Garrett Ross. Garrett was born with a congenital heart defect. He was only given four months to live but is alive today thanks to organ donors.

Ross received a heart transplant that saved his life.

Nearly 2,000 organs are needed in Colorado right now.

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