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Giving the Gift: Story 4

Tissue Donors Restore Life and Hope

Story by Joel Swerdlow, Photos by Russell Sparkman

When donors die and transplants occur, most media attention goes to organ transplants. Although tissue donation lacks the immediate life-saving drama of a heart transplant, it is no less dramatic to restore sight with a donated cornea, prevent the amputation of a leg with donated bone or improve a burn victim's chances of survival with donated skin.

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