oldest organ donor

95-year-old becomes oldest organ donor in US history

Cecil Lockhart, a 95-year-old man from West Virginia, recently became the oldest organ donor in United States history after he died last week. Cecil Lockhart, of Welch, West Virginia died on May 4, and his liver was donated to a woman in her 60’s. The Center for Organ Recovery & Education (CORE) announced the news […]

Organ donor gives SWFL woman lifesaving kidney

A Southwest Florida woman’s years-long journey to find a donor has come to an end. While on her honeymoon, doctors told Marissa Arvonio she was in kidney failure. She went from a happy newlywed to being on a survival mission, waiting for a match. 911 calls, feeding tubes and surgeries were regularities of Arvonio’s life […]

Charlotte County hero still looking for kidney donor

A Charlotte County man who risked his life twice to save others is asking for that same selflessness in return. Sandy Bilsky of Englewood has been called a hero after rescuing two people from the Gulf, but now he’s searching for his own. Bilsky has big plans for the summer. “I really would love to spend […]