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Organ donation saved Kenton Co. superintendent's life

(FOX19) -

Tim Hanner, former superintendent for Kenton County Schools, sat down with FOX19's Jacki Jing Wednesday morning to share how one selfless organ donor saved his life.

Hanner was diagnosed with a kidney disease known as focal sclerosis nine years ago. He received his kidney transplant last July.

"I got my life back," he said. "It was a gift." 

There are more than 113,000 people in the United States waiting for a life-saving organ transplant, including 3,000 in Ohio, according to LifeCenter Organ Donor Network 

Donate Life Month, recognized every April, was created by Donate Life America to encourage people to become organ donors and help save life.

There are several website for you to register: 

www.donatelifeohio.org

www.donatelifeky.org

www.donatelifeindiana.org

Watch the video above to hear Hanner's full story of survival.

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