Local Organ Recipient Shares Experience With Her Organ Donor

Tina Watson, a recipient of both a living and deceased donor donation, shared her story of receiving a kidney from her father in 1997, which lasted nine months before failing. After being put on the donor list, she received a liver and kidney from deceased donor Katie. Tina expressed her gratitude for the gift of life and the opportunity to know Katie’s family. Tune in to KPV News at 5 for an interview with Katie’s sister.

Tina Watson, a grateful organ recipient, shared her touching story at the recent Gift of Life event over the weekend. Having received both a living donor kidney from her father in 1997 and a deceased donor liver and kidney from Katie nine months later, Tina expressed her deep appreciation for the selfless gifts that have given her 25 years with her loved ones. Standing next to Katie’s sisters, Tina spoke of the profound impact knowing her donor has had on her life, describing it as the second most selfless gift she has ever received.

With emotions running high, Tina emphasized the incredible blessing of getting to know Katie’s family and forming a closer bond with them and their departed loved one. Through tears of gratitude, Tina shared that the experience has brought her immense joy and a renewed sense of connection. This heartwarming story showcases the power of organ donation in transforming lives and creating lasting relationships between donors, recipients, and families.

Tonight on KPV News at 5, viewers will have the opportunity to hear from Katie’s sisters, further highlighting the impact of organ donation and the ripple effect of generosity. Tina’s story serves as a poignant reminder of the importance of being an organ donor and the profound difference it can make in the lives of others.


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