Magnetic signs on cars used to recruit potential organ donors

KMOV | Russell Kinsaul

HILLSBORO ( - Family and friends are using magnetic signs to spread the word about a Hillsboro woman's need for an organ donation.

Liz Barton is a 37-year old wife and mother who was born with a rare congenital disorder which has severely damaged her kidneys. She went on the organ donation waiting list in January 2017.

Barton told News 4, "I think a lot of the frustration is not knowing. You're constantly waiting for your phone to ring. You don't know when it is going to happen or if it's going to happen."

Last Christmas a friend came up with the idea of making a magnetic sign to place on the side of her car, which would bring attention to Barton's story and seek to recruit potential donors. Her husband took the idea and ran with it by creating a variety of signs that say, "My wife needs an organ donation to survive" and "My mommy needs an organ donation to survive."

"The response has been overwhelming, I couldn't even tell you now how many people have ordered magnets and put them on their vehicle," said Jason Barton. Continue reading

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