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.

Mack Caldwell

Mack Caldwell

Carla Jones lost her husband, Mack H. Caldwell, to a massive heart attack at the age of 60. “He was always happy and just a joy to be around,” Carla said. “He rarely became upset and was easygoing, and enjoyed playing jokes on friends and family.”

Mack was a very hard worker who enjoyed his job and providing for his family. He loved all types of sporting activities and was a former boxer.

Carla said losing a loved one is a tragic event and, in that sense, wanted to give someone else the chance to live with the help of her loved one through donation.

“Donation is important to our family because we are given the chance to save and/or change the life of someone else,” Carla said. “Not only for them, but for their family as well.”