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.
Information courtesy of Texas Organ Sharing Alliance.
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