The gift of organ donation made real to TNSM 6th graders

New School Montessori 6th graders donned latex gloves and forceps in their classroom as they practiced suturing deep cuts in cadaver pigs’ feet. TNSM parent and physician’s assistant, Jen Garrett, works with U.C.’s liver transplant program and began her lesson by leading a presentation on organ donation and its importance in savings lives. Students had an opportunity to meet and ask questions of a liver transplant recipient who shared his experience. After the lecture, they palpated chicken hearts and livers and learned basic suturing techniques from surgery residents who observed as students practiced closing wounds.


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