LSU Students Helping Host Louisiana’s Legacies Event on LSU’s Campus Celebrating National Donate Life Month

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 process.  

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.

Billy  Gomila 
LSU Media Relations

Posted on Wednesday, April 2, 2014