Boy's organ donation rejected because he's gay

August 16, 2014 3:01 PM

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Boy's organ donation rejected because he's gay

Alexander Betts Jr.'s heart, liver, kidneys, and lungs all went to recipients when he died following a suicide attempt last year. His eyes, however, did not—because Betts was gay, the Washington Post reports.

The 16-year-old's suicide attempt followed years of bullying in Pleasant Hill, Iowa, where he stood out for being half-black, gay, and having a cleft lip, said his mother, Sheryl Moore.

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