04/02/2014 02:09 PM
BATON ROUGE – On Wednesday, April 9, the Louisiana Organ Procurement Agency, a member
of Donate Life Louisiana, will hold Louisiana’s Legacies #LiveOn, an all-day event
at LSU to celebrate National Donate Life Month and to raise awareness about organ,
eye and tissue donation.
The event will start with a table sit in Free Speech Alley from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Members from Resonance Communication, a Manship School of Mass Communication public
relations campaigns group, will have complimentary Community Coffee and pastries for
those who stop by to register or discuss organ donation. Crawfish and jambalaya will
be served to the public free of charge on the Parade Ground from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
The Louisiana-themed event will offer Louisiana food, Zydeco music and a chance to
hear from local transplant recipients about their journey through the organ donation
April is National Donate Life month. This month is set aside to celebrate those who
have been generous enough to save lives by becoming organ, eye and tissue donors and
to encourage others to do the same by raising awareness.
When one person signs up to be an organ, eye and tissue donor, he or she has the potential
to save up to nine lives and enhance up to 53. Louisiana’s Legacies #LiveOn event
will celebrate donors who show others why organ, eye and tissue donation is so important.
Donate Life Louisiana is a collaboration of donation and transplant related organizations whose mission is to create trust, save and enhance lives, and positively impact the donor registry through education, awareness and leadership. They accomplish this through education, outreach and advocacy programs.
Posted on Wednesday, April 2, 2014