Friday, April 1, 2016

Local businesses give discounts to organ donors

KOLO 8 | Paul Harris

RENO, Nev. (KOLO) - Across town you might be noticing little red hearts on shop windows or on table tops. It is called the Have A Little Heart program and it is designed to raise awareness for organ donation. Mustard Seed in Midtown is one of the participating restaurants.

“'Cause I believe in it. I have a sister who received a liver transplant two years ago and is doing fantastic now,” said Pattsy Blackmon, co-owner, Mustard Seed.

Many of the participating restaurants and shops are offering discounts. All you have to do is show the little heart on your driver's license.

This is a program very dear to Mayor Hillary Schieve. At 21, she became very sick from strep throat and the illness spread to her kidneys.

“Super fortunate that my sister Amanda Sanchez donated her kidney to me and saved my life,” Schieve said. The mayor said the little heart on your driver's license is just the first step. Continue reading

You have the power to SAVE Lives
We are asking you to register as an organ, eye and tissue donor today.
In California:
Donate LIFE California | Done VIDA California
Organ Donor | Donate Life America
...and have a conversation with your family.

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