Organ Donor Recipient Speaks of Life-Saving Importance of Organ Donation

 

Organ Donor Recipient Speaks of Life-Saving Importance of Organ Donation

David Holt, from the Transplant Support Organization in Westchester, spoke to Health Academy students this week about the life-saving gift of organ donation. Holt, a retired special ed teacher who is also a recipient of a transplant that saved his life, told students of the need to imporove the organ donor list in New York. “New York ranks 50th of all the states in organ-transplant,” he said. Only 27 percent of New Yorkers are on the State Donor registry, compared with 89 percent in Montana and 72 percent in states such as Iowa and Utah, for example.