Liver recipient gets chance to thank donor's family

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by DREW MIKKELSEN / KING 5 News

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Posted on April 15, 2013 at 6:09 PM

Updated Monday, Apr 15 at 6:20 PM

OLYMPIA, Wash. --  Paul Brown is grateful for life and for Clyde Blosl.

Until recently he only knew as the “donor.” But on Monday Brown got to meet the family of the man, who Brown says, saved his life.

“I have no way to thank you,” said Brown. “Other than I will pray for you, and I have since day one.”

Two years ago Blosl, a 57-year-old guitar playing truck driver from Lewis County, died of an aneurysm. He was an organ donor

Paul Brown was suffering from liver cancer at the time and was on a waiting list for a liver.
It turned out Blosl’s was a match.

“I’m glad he gave you a second chance,” said Richard Blosl, Clyde’s older brother.

Governor Jay Inslee, D-Washington, honored Clyde Blosl’s relatives and five other families of organ donors at the state capitol.

Inslee said the six organ donors saved 16 lives over the past two years.

“We all share one thing, that’s the ability to potentially give the gift of life,” said Inslee.
 

 

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