Help save a life on Dec. 17

You have the power to save a life. Triton College is hosting a blood drive and organ and tissue donor registry from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the Triton College campus in the Student Center Cafeteria on Wednesday, Dec. 17.

Organ and Tissue Donor Registry

Take a powerful step toward helping to save and improve the lives of others, by enrolling in the Illinois Organ and Tissue Donor Registry, hosted by Donate Life Illinois.

The need for organ donors has never been greater. In the United States, there are more than 114,000 people currently in need of organ transplants. And each year, thousands of people die while waiting for a transplant because no suitable donor can be found for them. But you can help.

Registering to be an organ donor is a charitable act that costs nothing. It allows a donor to save up to eight lives through organ donation, and to save or improve the lives of up to 50 recipients through tissue and eye donation.

We hope you'll consider participating in this very special program. Donors with diverse racial or ethnic backgrounds are especially needed. For more information on the Organ and Tissue Donor Registry, call 1-(800)-210-2106 or visit www.lifegoeson.com.

Blood Drive

Blood donors of all types are needed everyday to assist critically ill patients, accident victims, people needing surgery and those patients suffering chronic diseases such as cancer and leukemia. A single blood donation can save the lives of up to three people.

Donors should make sure to have breakfast or lunch prior to donating, drink plenty of water beforehand and bring identification.

To schedule an appointment or for more information, call (877) 543-3768 or register online at www.lifesource.org and enter Triton College.