Utah woman offers organ donation, then shoots self

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Posted: Jul 15, 2011 7:40 PM
Utah woman offers organ donation, then shoots self

A Utah woman has committed suicide shortly after telling emergency personnel she wanted her organs harvested.

St. George Police Captain Scott Staley says the 57-year-old woman made a call Friday morning to 911 to say she wanted to be an organ donor.

Staley says she then parked outside the emergency room at the Dixie Regional Medical Center, left her vehicle and shot herself in the head around noon.

Doctors and nurses in the emergency room heard the gunfire and ran outside. They tried to revive her but were unsuccessful.

Police were informing family members and had not released the woman's name. Staley declined further comment, citing the ongoing investigation.