Racer’s organ donation helped five people

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Dirt-track racer Bryan Clauson has left a legacy that will extend far beyond his success in auto racing.

Clauson died Sunday night from injuries he sustained in a crash in Belleville, Kan. USAC President and CEO Kevin Miller told reporters it was “one of the darkest days in the 60-year history of the United States Auto Club. Not only have we lost one of our greatest USAC champions, we’ve lost a true ambassador for all motorsports.”

But Clauson’s family said in a Facebook post that he was an organ donor and that five people had received an organ.

“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. 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”, said his family in the Facebook post.

If you wish to become a registered organ donor, please register here.

Source: The Kansas City Star.

Photo source: Rainier Ehrhardt – AP