November 17, 2010

Donate Life Seeks Big Awareness Hit at VU Football Game



This Saturday, organizers for Donate Life Vanderbilt will have a booth in Vandyville, the football tailgating area on Natchez Trace, to encourage sports fans to give others a second chance at life by registering as an organ and tissue donor.


Tennessee has approximately 2,400 individuals waiting for life-saving transplants. More than half are Vanderbilt patients. Nationally, more than 109,000 people are waiting for a transplant.


This week student athletes sported Donate Life Vanderbilt T-shirts to help raise awareness about the campaign as well as promote Saturday's event.

Tennesseans can register to be an organ or tissue donor by checking “YES” on their driver's license application or by registering at www.tndonorregistry.org.