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Looking Through Jerry Orbach’s Eyes

The organ donations I can’t stop thinking about

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Before murderer Gary Gilmore was executed by a firing squad in 1977, he made the choice to become an organ donor, offering up his eyes, kidneys, pituitary glands, and liver. His whole execution captured the public imagination — he was the first person killed after the Supreme Court reinstated the death penalty in 1976. The…

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