Local hospital needs more organ donors - Fox 28: South Bend, Elkhart IN News, Weather, Sports

Local hospital needs more organ donors

Posted:
April is National Donate Life Month, and Memorial Hospital is celebrating with a Donate Life Program and Donor Registration Drive.

Currently, more than 120,000 men, women and children are waiting for a lifesaving organ transplant in the United States. In Indiana alone, there are more than 1,500 people.

Memorial Hospital in South Bend held a donor registration drive Wednesday.  Organizers say becoming a donor saves lives.  "One organ donor could save as many as eight lives and then through tissue and eye donation you could save about another 50 people," says Marti Cooper with Indiana Organ Procurement.  In the Hoosier State alone there are over 1500 people waiting for an organ donor.
 
To celebrate National Donate Life Month, Beacon will participate in the following activities:
 
Memorial Hospital - Today, April 23
  • 9 - 11 a.m. - Donate Life Rounds throughout hospital departments
  • 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. - Donor Registration Drive in the hospital's main lobby
  • 11:30 a.m. - Noon - Donate Life Program (Cancer Center Conference Room)
    (This event will include testimonies from recipients and donor families, as well as remarks from hospital representatives, a moment of silence, and a rededication of the "Donate Life" plaque.)
  • 7:30 - 9 p.m. - Donate Life Rounds throughout hospital departments
 
Elkhart General Hospital-Week of April 20 - 27
 
  • Continual organ donation presentations and information in Radiology area
  • Indiana Lions Eye Bank to collect eye glasses throughout the week

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Vehicle crashes into apartment in Elkhart in early-morning accident

    Vehicle crashes into apartment in Elkhart in early-morning accident

    Residents were shaken up in an Elkhart apartment Wednesday morning after a vehicle crashed into a building.It happened just before 3:00am at the corner of Michigan St. and Strong Ave. Residents say the car broke through the wall and entered their living room.More >>
    Residents were shaken up in an Elkhart apartment Wednesday morning after a vehicle crashed into a building.It happened just before 3:00am at the corner of Michigan St. and Strong Ave. Residents say the car broke through the wall and entered their living room.
    More >>
  • Boy scout finds marijuana plants in city park

    Boy scout finds marijuana plants in city park

    Will Kercher was working on removing invasive plants in Abshire Park Monday morningwhen he came across a different kind of "invasive" species...marijuana plants. Kercher, seventeen, was taking before pictures ofa wooded area in thepark. He was documenting the area before he helped clear it of bush honeysuckle when he came across four potted marijuana plants. He took a picture and then went to tellAaron Sawatsy-Kingsley, Goshen's City Forester.More >>
    Will Kercher was working on removing invasive plants in Abshire Park Monday morningwhen he came across a different kind of "invasive" species...marijuana plants. Kercher, seventeen, was taking before pictures ofa wooded area in thepark. He was documenting the area before he helped clear it of bush honeysuckle when he came across four potted marijuana plants. He took a picture and then went to tellAaron Sawatsy-Kingsley, Goshen's City Forester. More >>
  • Abused Elkhart woman finds freedom though new program

    Abused Elkhart woman finds freedom though new program

    Elkhart abused woman finds freedom through YWCA and Elkhart County Prosecutor partnership Elkhart abused woman finds freedom through YWCA and Elkhart County Prosecutor partnership
    Ana* is a 22-year-old mother. She's Mexican and doesn't speak English. She is also a domestic abuse survivor.More >>
    Ana* is a 22-year-old mother. She's Mexican and doesn't speak English. She is also a domestic abuse survivor.More >>
Powered by WorldNow

Fox 28

WSJV-TV FOX 28
58096 County Road 7, South
Elkhart, IN 46517

Switchboard: 574.679.9758
News Phone: 574.679.4545
Station Fax: 574.294.1267
Email: fox28news@fox28.com

All content ©Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WSJV. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service and Mobile Privacy Policy & Terms of Service.

Persons with disabilities who need assistance with issues relating to the content of this station's public inspection file should contact Administrative Assistant Heather Stewart at (574) 343-5310. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, at 888-835-5322 (TTY) or at fccinfo@fcc.gov.