By CBSNewYork Team

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The NYPD received a special honor for actively supporting organ donation.

The nonprofit group LiveOnNY presented the department with a plaque.

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A Bronx detective on the force knows first-hand the importance of donating.

Anita Moore received a cornea transplant nine years ago that saved her sight.

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Months later, she donated part of her liver to save her critically ill father.

“To receive, it’s like, the time when I couldn’t see, it’s a gift that I needed to continue my life,” Moore said. “For my father, because obviously he gave me life, to be able to give him back that chance to live again.”

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The NYPD holds regular registration drives to bring awareness to the need for organ donations.

CBSNewYork Team