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Justin Sollohub, an Anniston police officer, was killed in the line of duty in August of 2011. “As a family we had talked about organ donation and all had the belief that donation would be our wish,” Justin’s Mother, Jeniffer Morris, said.

Justin’s sacrifice and gift of life was celebrated at the 2013 Rose Parade in Pasadena, California on January 1st. His floragraph, sponsored by the Alabama Organ Center and the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Hospital, was one of the 72 organ donors memorialized on the Donate Life float “Journeys of the Heart.” To read more about Justin and the Donate Life Rose parade float, please click here.

Daniel Brannon’s death gave life to five others through organ donation. He was one of 72 donors remembered with a memorial floragraph on the 2012 Donate Life America Rose Parade– a portrait made from flowers – sponsored by the Alabama Organ Center and the University of Alabama Hospital - on the Donate Life float.“...One More Day.”

The United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) launched its expanded National Donor Memorial Website (www.donormemorial.org) on January 5, 2009. This tribute-driven site honors organ and tissue donors in this country, highlights the impact of their gift of life on the lives of so many others, and underscores the critical importance of increasing organ donation.

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Arkansas News Anchor, Anne Pressly, was an Organ Donor. Her generosity saved lives. CBS News Anchor, Katie Couric, pays tribute. See her story.

When Jason Ray, University of North Carolina mascot, was killed in a tragic accident he donated his organs so others could live. See his story.

Transplant Games Honors Donors, Recipients

Liver Donor's Family, Recipient to Meet (.pdf)

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Stan Smith and the Alabama Organ Center receive NBC13’s Spirit of Alabama for April – National Donate Life Month. Click here to see the story.

2011 - Amber “Nikki” Davenport tragically lost her life on Sunday, April 18th. Her family generously donated her organs so that others might live. See her story.

Listen to Harvel Douglas, heart recipient, sing the National Anthem at the Huntsville Havoc hockey game on January 14, 2011. The Alabama Organ Center sponsored a Donate Life Night to promote organ and tissue donation. The night included Harvel’s performance as well as an honorary puck drop by Cassie Barnby, a 12-year-old liver recipient.


Please check out the cover story in the March 2011 edition of B-metro magazine. “Ada’s Place” unites the Buchanan and Easterling families. Click here to read about their Sunday afternoon at Ada’s favorite place.

Read about Chelsea Groves and the new book that has been written about her and her journey here.

Our Donor Memorial Service was held on February 26, 2012. Twenty-eight families brought tributes to be read and pinned quilt squares in memory of their loved ones. Each family was given a Gift of Life donor medal to honor their loved one’s gift of organs and tissue.

UAB Heart, Lung and Liver Transplant Support Group Newsletter
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Alabama’s Revised Uniform Anatomical Gift Act (Act 2008-453 (HB 476)).

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