According to the Center for Organ Recovery and Education, in May of 2021, Cecil F. Lockhart became the oldest successful deceased organ donor in the United States. A 60-year-old woman received his liver. This supports the fact that people can register to be an organ donor regardless of their age and medical history.
In the 7 years that The Ultimate Gift of Life has been working to educate people and register new organ donors, we have found that the idea of being too old or in poor health is the primary reason people do not register to be an organ donor. Medical professionals evaluate each potential donor to determine if
there are viable organs and tissue for transplant. With all the medical advances, more and more people are potential organ donors.
Cecil had not been a registered organ donor until 2010 when he lost a son who was an organ donor. His son, Stanley helped to improve the quality of life of 75 people and helped to restore sight to 2 others. Knowing that his son’s gift improved so many lives, helped Cecil heal from the loss of his son. The Lockhart family is leaving behind a beautiful legacy and you can too!
Turn a Time of Loss into a Time of Hope, Register to be an Organ Donor!