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Story Publication logo April 20, 2011

Death - and life - far from home

Image by Meg Jones, 2011

An American military medical facility has become one of the most active organ donor hospitals in...


Pvt. Steven Drees, from Peshtigo, was asked if he wished to be an organ donor before deploying to Afghanistan. He said yes. When his unit was ambushed under heavy fire, Drees was hit and evacuated to Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany. Most of the organs donated by U.S. soldiers at that hospital go to those who need them the most. And the people who need them the most are Germans.


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