The oldest organ donor, Cecil Lockhart has emerged in the United States America after he donated his organ at the age of 95.
Interestingly, history was made after the donation which has been referred to as a lifesaving organ was made to a woman who is recovering from a liver transplant
According the Center for Organ Recovery & Education, which coordinated the recovery of the liver, Lockhart from Welch, West Virginia, who died at age 95 on May 4, is now the oldest organ donor in United States history, CNN reports.
Concerning the record of organ donor, a press release from the United Network for Organ Sharing also disclosed that, the previous record for the oldest donor was a 93-year-old.
The press release reads: “CORE is incredibly proud to have been able to make this historic organ donation possible,” said CORE President & CEO Susan Stuart, in the release. “This landmark in the field of transplantation is just another example of CORE’s pioneering legacy and commitment to innovation, which, over the last 40 years, has given 6,000 people in the United States the opportunity to save more than 15,000 others as organ donors.”