Donate and Be A Hero

Graphic by Adam Hill
Graphic by Adam Hill
 
by Kiersten Connolly
Staff Writer

Thanks to the help of the Be A Hero Campaign , and the assistance of Secretary of State Jesse White, organ donors are making a difference all over the nation.

Lewis and Clark has paired up with White in an effort to get students to sign up as donors.

Keep an eye out for tables near the Commons and Reid Cafe to get information about myths and facts of being a donor. These tables will also have a signup sheet for anyone who wants to register as a donor.

White is scheduled to visit campus Apr.15 for our final tally of new donors that LC has signed up.

Being a donor can be the difference between life and death, so it is vital that there are people registered as organ and tissue donors.

“Currently, there are more than 5,000 men, women and children on Illinois’ transplant
waiting list; more than 300 people die each year while waiting for a lifesaving transplant,” White said.

Anyone can donate and will not be discriminated against based on age, race, color, religion, national origin, or sex.

According to the organ donation government website, just 1 organ can result in saving up to 8 lives. Every ten minutes a person is depending on someone else to step up and help to save their life, and without donors then these people on this list will die.

To become an organ donor go to lifegoeson.com, or stop by a registration table and sign up. It only takes a few moments.
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