"My rule was I wouldn't recruit a kid if he had grass in front of his house.
That's not my world. My world was a cracked sidewalk." —Al McGuire

Friday, April 13, 2007

Spread The Word On Organ Donation

PSA time here at Cracked Sidewalks.

April is National Donate Life Month and the Milwaukee Bucks are teaming up with Trey Schwab to raise awareness in donor programs and Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis, the disease that nearly took the former MU assistant's life just a few years ago.

On Monday night at the Bucks home finale against the Hawks volunteers with information on organ donation and pulmonary fibrosis will be at the Bradley Center.

Talk with your family about organ donation. The need is great -- check out these facts from OrganDonor.gov:

  • More than 95,000 people are in need of an organ for transplant.
  • Each day, about 77 people get the organ transplant that gives them a second chance, but 17 to 19 others die because they did not receive an organ transplant.
  • More than half the people on the waiting list for a donated organ are racial or ethnic minorities. Chances of getting a transplant increase if donor and recipient share the same racial/ethnic background.

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