‘Give to Live’ misses record but gets the word out, adds to organ donor list

Grand Forks Herald | Meredith Holt
Sometimes word of mouth has the power to save lives. During dinner Friday night at Santa Lucia, a group of volunteers encouraged their waiter to participate in Saturday’s “Give to Live” challenge.
FARGO – Sometimes word of mouth has the power to save lives.

During dinner Friday night at Santa Lucia, a group of volunteers encouraged their waiter to participate in Saturday’s “Give to Live” challenge.

“He said he would come, and he did,” said Kirsten Jensen, director of digital marketing for Onsharp, which handled the social media for the event.

“Give to Live,” organized by husband-and-wife team Loren and Monica Kersting of Alexa’s Hope, aimed to set a Guinness World Record for signing up the most organ donors in eight hours.

The Santa Lucia waiter was one of the 489 people who signed up at one of three Fargo locations. The total tally falls far short of the minimum 4,136 required to set a new record, but Monica Kersting’s OK with that.
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To register as a donor in California:
www.donateLIFEcalifornia.org | www.doneVIDAcalifornia.org
Outside California:
www.organdonor.gov | www.donatelife.

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