|English: Ct-scan of the brain with an subdural hematoma Nederlands: Ct-scan van de hersenen met een sub-duraal hematoom (Photo credit: Wikipedia)|
Hale's story does not end there, though. Janet Sterken, who had volunteered to be a living donor to Hale in the kidney swap transplant surgery, followed through and donated a kidney to someone else. When asked why she said, "There was a conversation about postponing it, but Cindy died waiting and I don't want someone else to go through that."
Hale's legacy will be never-ending as her death gave hope to others. Knowing the importance of organ and tissue donation, she donated her organs and tissues, including her liver, corneas, and heart valves, saving and improving the lives of others who were on the waiting list just as she was.
For more information about organ and tissue donation, please visit the Tennessee Organ Donation Foundation, Inc.'s website at www.SaveLivesTN.org by clicking here.
Source : www.sfgate.com article titled Final Gift : Transplant Candidate Becomes Donor