KSAT Community hosts Donate Life Texas phone bank

Call 210-351-1363 on Tuesday, April 16, from noon until 7 p.m.

By Kiersten Ehr - Digital Content Creator

SAN ANTONIO - KSAT Community and the Texas Organ Sharing Alliance invites you to help save a life by becoming an organ donor!

On Tuesday, April 16, KSAT Community, along with partners University Health System, Energy Transfer and San Antonio Area Chevy Dealers will team up with the Texas Organ Sharing Alliance and Donate Life Texas to ask the public for help in the fight to save lives by joining the registry.

Donate Life Texas is the state official registry to sign up as an organ, eye and tissue donor.

KSAT12 will host the “Donate Life Texas Phone Bank” from noon to 7 p.m. with volunteers from the Texas Organ Sharing Alliance on-site answering calls.

Organ donation saves lives

According to the Texas Organ Sharing Alliance, more than 113,000 individuals are waiting for a life-saving organ transplant in the U.S., and more than 10,000 of those are from Texas.

22 patients die every day without ever receiving their transplant since there are not enough organs to transplant.

One donation can save up to eight lives and provide restored vision and mobility to another 75 through cornea and tissue donation. 

Get your Texas Organ Sharing Alliance Fiesta Medal

You can get your own Texas Organ Sharing Alliance Fiesta medal by visiting the TOSA San Antonio office any Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. You must be an organ donor or you can register on the spot. 

 

¡Sea Valiente y Done Visa! is the new campaign at Texas Organ Sharing Alliance and it translates to "Be Brave and Donate Life" This year's TOSA Fiesta medal conveys this important message.
 
El Valiente encourages the community to be brave and take the initiative to Donate Life by signing up as life-saving organ, eye and tissue donors. 
 
Help save lives and join the registry today at DonateLifeTexas.org/KSAT.
 
 

Information courtesy of Texas Organ Sharing Alliance.

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