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Man serving life sentence wants to donate organs

  • Dalton Windley is serving a life sentence for murder
  • The 39-year-old pleaded guilty to shooting a man in the neck
  • He wants to donate one of his eyes and a kidney
Man serving life sentence wants to donate organs

A convicted murderer in North Carolina is trying to do a little good from behind bars and has requested that his eye and kidney be donated to people in need.

39-year-old Dalton Windley is serving life after pleading guilty to second degree murder for shooting a man in the neck.

As noble as Windley's efforts might be, you actually can't donate your eyes until after death. He would, however, be able to donate his kidney while still alive. But WCTI says the prison system will have to approve his request first. Then a transplant center would have to evaluate him before performing surgery.

About 100,000 people in the U.S. are waiting for an organ donation and 6,500 people die each year before an organ becomes available -- that's about 18 people a day.

We'd like to point out that there are several other organs and tissues Windley can donate now: the liver, lung, bone marrow, blood cells, and, on rare occasions, the pancreas and intestines. If Windley's really serious about this, the sky's the limit!

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