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IndyCar driver Bryan Clauson gave five people a second chance at life because he was an organ donor

IndyCar driver Bryan Clauson gave five people a second chance at life because he was an organ donor
Posted at 1:10 PM, Sep 07, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-07 19:11:54-04

As a registered organ donor, IndyCar driver Bryan Clauson gave five people a second chance at life and because of his Race to Save Lives campaign, 4,000 more people will have the same opportunity.

"One of the gifts that Bryan gave us while we sat next to him praying for some good news, was the moment we found out that he was an organ donor," Clauson's family wrote on the driver’s official Facebook page.

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Clauson’s family challenged 2,000 people to continue to save lives through an organ and tissue donation campaign titled, The Bryan Clauson Race to Save Lives. That campaign has surpassed its goal with over 4,000 people signing up to become organ donors.

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"It shouldn’t have surprised us. All of us have felt Bryan’s generosity throughout his life. The gift of life is the most amazing gesture and Bryan will live on not only through us and all the people he touched along the way, but from the lucky individuals that will benefit from Bryan making a decision to be a donor,” the family continued on Clauson’s Facebook page.

Clauson died Aug. 7 from injuries sustained in a crash at the 39th annual Belleville Nationals in Kansas.

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According to organdonor.gov, organ donors may save the lives of up to eight people and anyone can decide to become a donor, no matter their age or medical history.

People are encouraged to continue to sign up on the campaign website and help save more lives through organ and tissue donation.