Following his death, Bryan Clauson saves 20,000 lives through organ donation campaign


Bryan Clauson waits to take to the track for the Indinapolis 500 qualifying (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Four thousand people have signed up to be organ donors in honor of race car driver Bryan Clauson.

The 27-year-old Noblesville native died last month during a race in Belleville, Kansas when his vehicle was pushed into a fence, rolled multiple times, and hit by an oncoming car.

While his family and friends watched over him praying for good news, they learned he was an organ donor.

Clauson ultimately saved five lives, and his tragic death now had a positive twist.

“It was not lost on our family as we sat huddled around him, holding his hands, comforting him and each other, saying our last goodbye that five families were also sitting in a hospital room somewhere, comforting their loved one and each other while praying for a miracle that Bryan ultimately delivered for them,” wrote his family.

His family was inspired by the impact Clauson made on those recipient’s lives, and they started a campaign called “The Bryan Clauson Race to Save Lives.” The family’s goal was to encourage 2,000 people to sign up to be organ donors.

Incredibly, they surpassed the amount and 4,000 people signed up to be organ donors in Clauson’s honor.

According to the Indy Star, the Clauson family was told it is one of the largest national organ donation campaigns ever. Each organ donor can save five people’s lives. That means Clauson’s death will potentially save nearly 20,000 lives  — and the campaign is still going strong!

If you would like to sign up to be an organ donor in Clauson’s honor, click here.

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