Help save a life on Dec. 13
Find out if 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 3 p.m. on the Triton College campus in the Student Center Cafeteria on Thursday, Dec. 13.
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 (888) 307-DON8 or go online at http://www.donatelifeillinois.org/.
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.
Blood donors must be at least 16 years old, weigh 110 lbs, and be in general good health. There is no upper age limit and most medications are accepted. Donors should make sure to have breakfast or lunch prior to donating and bring identification. All donors will find out their blood type and receive a free cholesterol screening, blood pressure reading and iron level screening. Giving blood will not only help save another person's life but possibly yours. When you give blood, it is regenerating new red blood cells in your body. Think of it as an oil change for your body!
All of the blood collected will go to Illinois hospitals to help patients in need. Several hospitals have a major shortage of blood, particularly with the blood types O+, O-, A+ and B+. But every blood type is necessary to sustain a life!
To schedule an appointment or for more information, contact Sabina at (847) 682-8394; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or register online at www.lifesource.org and enter sponsor code RG62.