CHP Officer Kenyon Youngstrom, who was in Alamo, has given the gift of life through organ and tissue donation to four other individuals.
The results of that gift are that a 29-year-old mother from the Bay Area has received his left kidney and pancreas. The woman had been listed on the organ transplant waiting list for three years.
Officer Youngstrom’s other kidney was received by a 52-year-old female from the Bay Area who had been listed since 2002.
Receiving a lifesaving liver as the result of Officer Youngstrom was a 63-year-old woman from the Bay Area. No additional information is available about her.
A 50-year-old man, married with four children, received a new heart because of Officer Youngstrom’s wish. That recipient lives in Southern California.
Out of respect for their privacy and their need to have their loved one's heal after receiving the gifts, no additional details will be provided about the recipients at this time.
According to Anthony Borders of the California Transplant Donor Network, about 40 percent of California drivers are registered organ donors and according to Borders, Youngstrom was one of those who had registered for organ donation.
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