Man killed in ATV crash donates organs to six others

Posted at 3:19 PM, Dec 30, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-30 15:19:18-05

SPARTA, Mich. – A Sparta man killed last week in an ATV crash is now giving life to others around the state.

Derek Bellows was riding his ATV early Thursday morning on 14 Mile Road in Sparta when he hit a tree that had fallen in the road. He was taken off a ventilator Saturday morning.

Gift of Life Michigan tells FOX 17 that Bellows was an organ donor and six people received organs from Bellows.  Both of Bellows’ lungs, kidneys, his heart and his liver are all now in other Michigan residents.

A GoFundMe page has been set up to help Bellow’s family.  You can donate at this link.