2020 Transplant and Organ Donation Calendar: Family of Vern Maly

Family of Vern Maly


Vern MalyVern Maly became an organ and tissue donor and started a chain reaction that affected thousands of people.


He was the first organ donor at Sauk Prairie Hospital, and the team there created a video of his Honor Walk to the operating room that was viewed by more than 40,000 people on YouTube. Complete strangers registered as organ donors because they were touched by Vern's story.


UW Organ and Tissue Donation shares Vern's video to help other hospital teams see the beauty of the gift of organ and tissue donation.



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