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Trail Blazers Legend Jerome Kersey Remembered for Organ Donation

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One of the most popular players in franchise history will be honored tonight for a different reason.

Jerome Kersey shoots a layup

According to Matt Barr of KGW, former Portland Trail Blazers forward Jerome Kersey is being remembered at tonight’s game between the Blazers and the Milwaukee Bucks, not for his accomplishments on the court, but for being a tissue donor. Kersey died in 2015 following complications from blood clot surgery but he continues to impact the lives of multiple people. Barr reports:

Kersey gave the gift of life to eight children at a burn center in Texas whose lives were saved by his tissue donation, and his cornea donation enhanced the lives of four people who received a groundbreaking eye surgery, according to Donate Life Northwest.

Tonight is “Donate Life Northwest Family Blazer Night” at the Moda Center. Click through to Barr’s piece for an expanded look at the event and how you can help by becoming a registered organ donor.