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Donor/Recipient Stories

Organ and tissue donation transforms lives. Donor families and transplant recipients share their stories here.


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DCI Donor Services: Why We Work Here

Lee Nolen

Clinical Manager
“To wake up in the morning, and know you’re going to save a life…it’s an amazing

Deanna Clapper

Tennessee Donor Services
“Our mission is not over until the waiting list is gone.”

Gretchen Budde

“We’re able to facilitate the gift of donation which could help someone walk, someone see, someone have a better life.”