Teen's death sheds light on organ donation after six receive transplants
“I would say our typical organ donor, we recover two to three organs from,” he said. “When you recover six or seven, it's a remarkable thing, and a tremendous number of people have been helped.”
Johnson's young age and the nature of his injuries contributed to the ability to make more donations, Van Stavern said.
Nationally, 116,000 people are waiting for transplants, he said, and about 900 people need the lifesaving procedures in Oklahoma.
The driver of the car involved in the accident, James Griffiths, 63, of Midwest City, made an improper left turn in front of the motorcycle, police said. The Oklahoma County district attorney declined to file a homicide charge, an official in the office said. Griffiths could be cited for traffic violations, police said.
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