Loss of son led to advocacy for mother Kim McMahon

Kim McMahon | Donation advocate

Kim McMahon encourages everyone to talk about organ and tissue donation. Her involvement in this cause began when her 16-year-old son William suddenly needed a liver transplant near the end of 2004. He received a life-saving transplant, but unfortunately a second transplant became necessary, and William died in May 2005. Kim feels that if one more donor had been registered, her son might be alive today.

Now she is an advocate for organ donation. "Around the ages of 15 and 16 these young men and women are coming to get their driver's license," Kim said. "They will be asked the question, would you like to be an organ donor? And that is the time they need to have already had that discussion."