Organ donor's family meets recipient 2 years after loved ones death

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by WHAS11 editors

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Posted on April 30, 2012 at 6:41 PM

Updated Monday, Apr 30 at 6:42 PM

(WHAS11) -- Three people are alive today because of one man's generous gift - kidneys, a liver and a heart donated after Jon Patrick Lyons died.

He was known as Jon P or Patrick and he was a dare devil from birth. He died after a motorcycle crash and some of his organs were donated. Larry Hancock got Patrick's heart.

It was really more than a meeting - it was reunion. A group people became a family because of organ donations. Now, for the first time, Lyons’ family met the man who received Jon Patrick's heart.

WHAS11’s Melissa Swan was there during the emotional meeting, click the media player above to see the full story.
 

For more information about organ donation, click here.

 

Click here for information about Jewish Hospital and St. Mary's Hospital.

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