Help save a life on Feb. 12
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, Feb. 12.
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.
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