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Event Raises Awareness of Organ Donations

By WBBJ 7 Eyewitness News Staff
By news@wbbjtv.com

HUMBOLDT, Tenn.- Folks in Humboldt gathered Wednesday at Morning Star Baptist Church to remember the importance of giving life through organ donation.

More than 60 community and church members were on hand as a West Tennessee mother shared her story of donating her son's organs after he was murdered in 2009, saving nine lives.

Statistics show more than 120,000 people across the nation are currently waiting on organ donation lists, 2,600 of which are Tennesseans.

"We want to educate and make sure people understand how important this is and that there is a huge need right now this is something that needs to be changed in America," Steven Jamison of Donate Life Tennessee said.

The event is part of Donate Life of Tennessee's effort to encourage organ donation.