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Elvira and Jerry Garcia's son, Anhel, was 31 years old when he was killed in a car accident in January 1998. He firmly believed in donating his organs, so that is what his family decided to do. "That was the las gift we were able to give him. We were able to do what he wanted," said Elvira from their home recently. Because of his donation, he gave sight to two people and helped numerous other people with bone marrow, heart valves, kidneys, his liver and skin grafts. "It's not as easy as it seems," Jerry points out, though. You have to do more than just agree to it on your driver's license. You also need to notify your family, as they have to give the final permission.