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Juan Rodriquez

Because Juan was an organ donor, when he suffered a severe stroke, he was able to donate his organs and save somebody's life.

Juan Rodriquez

We called him ‘grandpa.’

Juan Rodriguez was the closest Alberto Uscanga’s family ever had to a grandfather. Juan was riding his beloved Harley to Alberto’s house the day he died. He suffered a severe stroke that left him brain dead. However, as a registered organ donor, Juan donated his liver to somebody in need. “It was a blessing,” says Alberto, who proudly has Juan’s Harley. “He was able to save someone else’s life.”

Every 10 minutes, someone is added to the organ transplant waiting list.

Approximately 113,000 men, women, and children are waiting for life-saving organ transplants. One organ donor has the power to save up to eight lives and change the outcomes of someone’s world forever by giving them a second chance. Additionally, tissue donation can save and improve the lives of up to 75 people with their gifts. You can make a huge impact by registering as an organ and tissue donor.

Learn more about organ and tissue donation, or register as a donor at

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