Mediaplanet Teams up With Katherine Heigl, American Society of Transplants, Donate Life and More to Advocate for Organ Donation
NEW YORK, NY (PRWEB) DECEMBER 09, 2016
123,000 people in the United States
who are currently waiting for a lifesaving
An organ donor can save up to 8 saves through organ donation and enhance many others through tissue donation, however thousands die every year waiting for a donor organ that never comes. Throughout the campaign we look at the impact an organ and/or bone marrow donation can make while highlighting the best resources and services available that are working to make sure we continue to see progress in the transplant field.
Actress & Organ Donation Advocate, Katherine Heigl, speaks out about her family’s tragic loss of her brother and the compassionate act that saved four lives in the print and digital campaign. In an exclusive interview with Mediaplanet, Katherine and her mother, Nancy Heigl, share their story in hopes to continue to spread awareness on organ donation.
“We knew that a young man got his heart and two people got their sight back,” she says. “Who received them didn’t matter other than that they saved other lives.” The family’s act gave 4 different people another chance and while the decision was tough they knew it was the right one. “Even in the midst of unimaginable pain and sorrow, I knew that we needed to have as much compassion for others as we had for ourselves”, Nancy Heigl adds. Continue reading
You have the power to SAVE Lives
We are asking you to register as an organ, eye and tissue donor today.
To ensure donation happens, please share your decision with your family. At stake is the legacy you wish to leave.