WLFI | Liz Nichols
This holiday season, Indiana University Health is encouraging you to consider becoming an organ donor. A Lafayette doctor knows first-hand what this gift of life can do.
Dr. Garland Byron with IU Health Arnett received a liver transplant in August 2010, just five months after a shocking diagnosis.
"My health declined very quickly over a two-year period," said Dr. Byron.
Dr. Byron had a rare form of fatty liver disease. Without a transplant, his future looked grim.
"I probably had somewhere between six and 12 months," he said.
During another family's darkest hour, they decided to give a live-saving gift. A gift that saved Dr. Byron's life. Now, Doctor Byron is back at work, doing what he loves: helping people. He's living proof of what being an organ donor can do for someone.