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Dan Botner and his wife, Pat, remain hopeful that Dan will be matched with a donor and undergo a liver transplant soon. He suffers from familial amyloidosis, a condition that will continue to deteriorate with time. (Tara Bitzan/Echo Press)

A waiting game

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Dan Botner of rural Garfield never put much thought into organ donation.

He was identified as an organ donor on his driver’s license because it was “the right thing to do,” but beyond that, he said he didn’t give it much thought...until he found himself in need of a liver transplant.

A STARTLING DIAGNOSIS

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Tara Bitzan
Tara Bitzan is editor of the Echo Press. She joined the company in 1991 as a news reporter. A lifelong resident of Douglas County, Tara graduated from Brandon High School and earned a bachelor of arts degree in mass communications and English with a minor in Scandinavian Studies from Moorhead State University. She and her husband, Dennis, and their children live near Alexandria.
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