SISD students work to register new organ donors

KTSM | Patrick Hayes
SISD student council looks to educate community about need for organ donations

EL PASO, Texas - Students in the Socorro Independent School District recently partnered with Donate Life Texas to participate in “Dare to Dream. Dare to Do,” an annual campaign to raise awareness for organ donations.

Organizers said project will allow student council groups to educate the community about the need for organ donations and encourage them to register as donors.

In Socorro, students are trying to register 1000 new donors.

“Right now we have about 50 but we’ll keep pushing,” said Kamryn Hauck, a senior at El Dorado High School.

She also said that this effort hits close to home.

"One of our Aztecs passed away and he was an organ donor himself,” she said. “We wanted to get the word out there so people can follow in his footsteps."

Valerie Hermosillo, El Dorado High School’s student council president, said, “It’s a way to give back and it’s a simple way to do it.” Continue reading