Fulfill that New Year’s resolution to do something that will benefit others and attend a program on organ/tissue donation at the Nashville Public Library on Tuesday, Feb. 24 at 7 p.m. Speakers include Ms. Damarius Blanks, the regional coordinator of the organ/tissue donor program for the state of Illinois and Bryanna Warren,a local recipient of a liver transplant.
While the definition of hero changes according to the person you talk to, one type of hero exists that isn’t often talked about—the hero that gives others a second chance at life.Hear first-hand how a person contributes to the organ/tissue donor program and the real life experience of a recipient of an organ transplant.If you hesitate, please consider that more than 5,000 people in Illinois are on the waiting list and about 300 people die each year waiting for an organ transplant.
Some little known facts about joining the registry to become an organ/tissue donor are:
*If you registered as a donor before January 2006, you must re-register.
*Donation is not considered until all efforts to save a person’s life have failed.
*More than 25 people can benefit from a single donor.
*A donor’s family is never charged for the removal of organs, nor do they receive compensation.
*Donor families may make any funeral/burial arrangements.
*Consent to be a donor may be withdrawn at any time by notifying the Secretary of State’s office.
This informational program, sponsored by the Friends of the Nashville Public Library, will last approximately one hour and be followed by refreshments. Please call the library at 327-3827 so that sufficient seating can be arranged.
Organ Donor Program At
Nashville Public Library