Parkland Employee Asking for Organs for Christmas

Transplant recipient says gift of life is the best present ever

By Lindsay Wilcox
|  Friday, Dec 25, 2009  |  Updated 11:20 PM CDT
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Hospital Worker Lives for Life

Parkland Memorial Hospital is the county hospital for Dallas.

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Hospital Worker Lives for Life

A Parkland hospital worker wants others to give back after he got a second chance in life.
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A Parkland Hospital employee is using his unique story to encourage others to become organ donors.

David Landsberg was a patient at Parkland 10 years ago when he needed a new kidney. Now, he works as a health unit coordinator at the hospital and spends much of his time telling others his story.

This Christmas he's asking others to skip the gifts and register as organ donors.

"I've got to watch my nephews and nieces and grand nieces be born and grow up, and things like that happen just because at that tragic, tragic moment, when someone was losing a life, they made a decision to donate life and change someone else's life," says David.

He's appeared in a commercial for the hospital and is doing so well, he's training to do 50 bike rides in 50 days in 50 states, all to raise awareness for organ donation.

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