Help save a life on June 18
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, June 18.
Organ and Tissue Donor
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 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.