SOS Police promote importance of becoming an organ donor

WAND TV | Michon Lindstrom
SPRINGFIELD,Ill (WAND)- The Secretary of State's Police Department was busy Friday signing up Illinois residents to become organ donors.

In honor of National Organ Donation Day, representatives from the department set up a mobile signing table at White Oaks Mall in Springfield. There are currently 6.2 million Illinoisans on the donor list, however that is only about half of the eligible residents in state.

"It pulls at your heart strings, when you really see how much an organ donor provides to a person and from that moment on it became personal and we as a department said this is something that we have to do to bridge this gap and that's why we're here." said Sydney Roberts, Director of the Secretary of State's Police.

Organ donation is something that is very important to the Secretary of State's office.

"It came very close to home for us not too long ago one of our employees in our department was in need of a liver and he was able to become a liver recipient and he's here today alive and well." said Roberts. Continue reading

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