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RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) A New Jersey man was named the unsung hero of the year for his work in promoting organ and tissue donation.

The United Network for Organ Sharing, based out of Richmond, presented Tom Gano with the award today.

CBS 6 spoke with him about his volunteer work. Gano became an advocate for organ sharing 23-years-ago after his son died.

“I have a 16-year-old son who saved four people at the time of his death,” said Gano. His son died in 1987, in a pedestrian accident.