WATCH: Mother Hears Her Daughter’s Heart Beat One More Time

This event occurred a couple years ago, but the Today video clip has recently resurfaced across social media platforms. We post this now because of the importance of becoming an organ donor. There are now more than 120,000 people waiting for organ donations throughout the U.S.

On a personal note, my best friend died a few years ago in a car accident. She was a donor and her major organs were given to a few people who needed them most. Each and every day it gives me a bit of hope, knowing that her heart is out there beating for another lucky soul.

Become an organ donor today.

Ever wonder how a heart transplant is performed? Check out this video from GE Focus Forward to be both shocked and inspired.