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Published November 21, 2010, 12:37 PM

Families share memories of organ donors

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - Families of organ donors had a chance to share memories of their loved ones at special meeting in Fargo. "Life Source" holds donation gatherings like this, each year.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

Heidi Peterson's father passed away 23-years ago after an electrical accident. He donated his organs to five people.

140-family members along with Peterson shared stories of those donors.

“Instead of just saying my dad died when I was three, I actually have connections with it and feel more emotions with it. Instead of just telling people my dad died.”

The family members today represent about 40-donors.