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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WTVQ/Press Launch) – Adam Ricketts of Elizabethtown saved three lives via organ donation after he handed away in 2019.
As a result of he had determined to grow to be an organ donor, Ricketts’ liver and each kidneys got to these in want of organ donation. On Friday, Sept. 10, the recpients of these organs met with Rickett’s instant household for the primary time because of a reunion hosted by Donate Life KY.
A kind of who expressed their gratitude for Rickett’s donation was Sarah Trumbo of Paris, who waited greater than a decade for a kidney transplant because of preexisting hereditary problems. Lindy Edwards of Virginia Seaside, VA, acquired a liver transplant because of previous most cancers problems in addition to hepatitis C. Kurt Baldocchi of New Albany, IN, acquired the opposite kidney transplant due to polycystic kidney illness.
“We had been so excited and humbled to facilitate this assembly with Adam’s organ recipients and household,” mentioned Gretchen Starnes, Aftercare Supervisor at Kentucky Organ Donor Associates. “It’s not usually these kinds of interactions happen, however once they do, we’re all the time honored to participate and acknowledge the affect of the donor’s life.”
For extra details about Donate Life KY’s mission, go to donatelifeky.org.
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