Organ Donors and Recipients Honored at Ceremony After Record Year of Donations
DES MOINES, Iowa -- April is National Donate Life Month, and last year was a record year for Iowans giving the ultimate gift. 248 organs were transplanted to save the lives of others in 2018. Organ donors and recipients were honored Monday at a ceremony and flag raising at MercyOne in Des Moines. Among those honored was Susan D'Amico of Waukee. She was on the wait list for a kidney for nearly two years. Her life was saved after a high school student passed away. She thanked the young woman's family for their generosity.