Voices of Donation

Donated tissue can dramatically improve the quality of life for recipients and even save lives. This is thanks to the generous gift of life given by thousands of donors each year. We hope that these stories of how tissue donation and transplantation have touched the lives of others will inspire you.

Abbey Conner

Abbey Conner

Abigail “Abbey” Mae Conner, a 20-year-old student at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, passed away tragically from a pool accident.

Bill Conner, Abbey’s father, described his daughter as a handful, a pistol and a smiling and loving person. Abbey was loved by so many. More than 500 people attended her celebration of life.

Abbey made the decision to be a donor when she was in high school. Abbey was an organ, eye and tissue donor. Bill said, “With this tragedy, the donation helped other people live or live a better life."