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      Organ recipients talk about their 2nd chance at life

      Carla Hawkins with the Multicultural Donation Education Program and Dougherty County Coroner Michael Fowler teamed up to host an event Thursday afternoon to raise awareness of organ donation.Hawkins says we are in a serious shortage of donors and she believes it TMs because of the fear and misconceptions people have about being a donor.Bobby Howard, a former player for the Tampa Bay Bucaneers, who is also the recipient of a kidney was at the event to talk about his journey.Howard said there TMs a good chance he wouldn TMt be standing here today if it weren TMt for someone making the decision to be a donor.Howard adds that you never know when it TMs going to be you or someone that you love that needs a donor so it TMs important to step up to the plate and help out other people who are in that situation.Stay connected to as stories develop and the FOX 31 Newscast at 10 PM. Visit us on Facebook and Twitter to join in on the conversation and connect with FOX 31!