Health/Medical
5:06 am
Fri April 20, 2012

Hundreds will Link Hands for Life on Saturday

Donate Life Nebraska is inviting everyone to link hands on the Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge on Saturday to celebrate national Donate Life Month.

Joey Hoffman, Spokesperson for Donate Life Nebraska, says in 18 people die in America each day due to a lack of donor organs.  She says Donate Life Nebraska is joining the national campaign to sign up 20 million organ donors in 2012.  Hoffman says becoming a donor because is one of the only opportunities you’ll have in your lifetime to save someone else’s life.

"You can donate organs while you’re living.  You can actually donate part of your liver.  You can donate your kidney.  You can donate part of your lungs.  So you can, while you’re living, you can see yourself saving someone’s life and you can see the after effects of that.”

Saturday’s Linking Hands for Life event starts at 1:00 p.m.  The first 200 participants will receive Donate for Life T-Shirts.  

Information on organ donation is available online at www.unos.org.

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