Midwest City teen’s death sheds light on organ donation after six receive transplants
MIDWEST CITY — The death of a Midwest City High School senior last week, while tragic, also saved lives.
Six of Kittrick Johnson Jr.’s organs were given to people in need of lifesaving transplants, said Phil Van Stavern, the chief operating officer for LifeShare. The nonprofit recovers organs and tissue for transplantation in Oklahoma and maintains the state’s donor registry.
Johnson, 17, of Oklahoma City, was riding a motorcycle to school when he collided Nov. 2 with a car that turned left in front of him on NE 10 near Lee Drive, police said. Johnson wore a helmet...
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