So, so sad…..1) because of the depth of his hopelessness to choose to do this; 2) he wanted to go out making a difference, leaving a note requesting his organs be donated; and 3) by the time his body was found on a driveway, it was too late to use any of his organs.
I didn’t realize that the types of death allowing for organ recovery are rare, according to Bryan Stewart, a spokesman for OneLegacy, which handles organ donations for more than 200 Southern California hospitals. Mr. Stewart says the donor has to be brain dead but still have a functioning heart or be on a ventilator. Once a person’s heart stops, other organs become oxygen-starved and rapidly deteriorate.
The 48-year-old man, identified as Charles Kildruff from Las Vegas, shot himself on a hospital driveway. He was declared dead after being rushed to the emergency room.
In case they can be received, which I believe they can, I’m sending thoughts of love to Mr. Kildruff.