Marin boy still remembered for organ donation

September 9, 2009 4:55:01 PM PDT
Coincidentally, Steve Jobs' pitch for transplant donors came on the birthday of a Marin County boy whose organs saved a number of lives around the world.

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Nicholas Green was 7 years old when he was killed by robbers while vacationing in Italy 15 years ago.

His parents donated his organs and corneas to seven Italians awaiting transplants.

The donations made Nicholas a national hero and sparked a worldwide movement for organ and tissue donation some call the "Nicholas Effect."

Nicholas' dad was glad to hear about Jobs' pitch for organ donation.

"The fact that an organ donation can save the man of such brilliance is just an example of the tremendous power that transplantation has," Reg Green said.

Nicholas Green would have been 22-years-old on Wednesday.

Reg Green still marvels at the movement that was launched by his son's death.

LINK: Donate Life California

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