Yesterday officially marked Donor Awareness Day in Lisle, Ill. Spearheaded by Donate Life Illinois volunteer Colette Jordan, the city of Lisle is helping call attention to the more than 100,000 people waiting for lifesaving organ/tissue transplants. In addition, Colette has pulled together a symposium (Crisis in the Community – Issues Relating to Organ Donation) at College of DuPage to engage the campus community in discussion around the issue.
College of DuPage is also flying a “Donate Life” flag all month to help call attention to the gracious donors and family members that have helped save other people’s lives. Check out this story from last week’s College of Dupage Courier student newspaper (pg. 14).
In other news, Chicago Tribune columnist Dawn Turner Trice writes today about the importance of registering to be an organ donor.
In addition, the Southtown Star wrote a nice article this week about Angelique Marseille’s volunteer leadership and efforts to promote donation.
Big thanks to Kristen down in St. Louis as well for this great blog post and for doing what she does as a transplant nurse!