Scott Robinson passed away at home and was registered to be an organ donor. His mom, Geri Robinson explains how that day changed the family’s life and their view on the importance of blood and organ donation.
Even though he wasn't fond of medical procedures and needles, Scott had told me that he thought donating blood was an easy way to help others so we should just go ahead and do it! I was surprised to receive the call from Unyts the day Scott died as I didn't know he had also registered to be an organ donor.
Scott was a sophomore Poetry major at Yale University. My son loved poetry! This information was unknown to the staff at Unyts. On the day of his wake I was blessed to receive a call from a staff member there who wanted me to know that on that very day his corneas were being donated. One was to an 88 year old woman (I work with the elderly whom I dearly love working with). And the other, which has brought great happiness and peace to me, was donated to a 19 year old student who just happened to attend a local college where she was a poetry major! Someone was seeing through my son's eyes the same deep love of poetry that he did. Incredible!
My other son, Christopher and myself donate blood with Unyts in Scott’s memory as he is still very much a part of our family. Making these donations helps us to bring peace to our hearts in the fact that we can continue what Scott started......to help others in need.
"I never put much thought into organ donations until hearing from Unyts after Scott passed. They were able to give life to many others because my brother made this choice. I love the fact that there are little pieces of Scott walking around all over the place. Being an organ donor is a beautiful thing. Giving blood is just something everyone should do," explained Christopher.
We believe in Unyts because what is a more beautiful, lasting gift that you can give to another person! A part of my son still is giving on this earth and our family has gained an angel!
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