Tuesday, October 20, 2009

California college students competing to save lives

A friend of mine forwarded this story to me the other day. It appeared in The Turlock Journal ( and tells about students at California State University competing with other schools across the country to sign up more organ and tissue donors in hopes of saving lives. The winner will receive a trophy from Donate Life.

Of the 103,000+ Americans currently on the national waiting list for a life-saving organ transplant, 20% of them are Californians. Sadly, about 18 Americans die everyday while on the waiting list for one reason - not enough people are signed up to be donors. That's 18 too many - period.
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1 comment:

Dale said...

this is fantastic

da ole biker Dale -- enjoying a Recycled Life -- Thanks Taylor
Recycle Life - Eliminate death waiting for an organ.