Help save a life on Oct. 22
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, Oct. 22.
Organ and Tissue
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.
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.