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Terry Lecount

Hello to September and a new face in the LifeLink® Faces of Transplantation Calendar. Meet Terry Lecount.

In 2002, while living in San Francisco, Terry learned his younger brother, Marty, struggling with lupus and kidney failure, was placed on dialysis. However, it was only after Terry moved to Atlanta and visited with his brother that he began to truly understand how difficult things had become as Marty waited for a kidney transplant. Terry knew he had to help and was tested to determine if he could be his brother’s living donor. As luck would have it, he was a perfect match.

Terry has always been in great health from his days of playing football in the NFL in 1978, to his present-day job as the Manager at the College Football Hall of Fame, and he was able to donate one of his healthy kidneys to save his brother. Since the donation, Terry and Marty have recovered well, and Marty is extremely grateful to his big brother for giving him this amazing gift.

Terry had never previously given much thought to organ and tissue donation, but since donating his kidney, he has registered to be a deceased donor and proudly displays it on his driver’s license. He wears a donation wristband and when he is asked about it, starts conversations about donation and transplantation to educate others and encourage them to consider living donation or registration as an organ and tissue donor after death.