There are 220 people in the state waiting for an organ transplant and when it comes to vital organs that wait can be too long for some. Lieutenant Governor John Bohlinger joined local college students and community members at the Capitol to raise awareness for the vital need for organ, eye and tissue donation in the state of Montana this morning.
17 colleges and universities across the state are competing in "Donate Life Today" taking place this week. The campus to receive the most enrollment in organ, eye and tissue donor registration will receive a $500 cash prize.
Senior Leader of Campus Corps, Chrissy Orangio, has high hopes for this week’s competition. “My hopes are we get the word out in all the communities that we work in not just on campus with college students but community members. Get them to go out to donate life and sign up and make sure they are organ donors and really understand what that means to be an organ donor.”
62 percent of Montanan’s are organ donors. If you are not registered as an organ donor you can register online at www.serve.dot.mt.dot.gov.