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40 Force: Donation Day

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SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) — April is National Donate Life Month and Monday, the 40 Force helped you become a donor.

Today, representatives from Life Choice were be here at our studios in Springfield to help you sign up to be an organ donor.

Medical experts were also here here to take your calls and answer your questions between 5:00 and 6:30 p.m.

You also heard stories from those who have donated and those who have benefited from a donated organ.

Thanks to LifeChoice Donor Services for manning our information and sign-up booth Monday.

LifeChoice will be holding a 5K and 2 mile fun run and walk on May 3 to raise awareness for the gift of organ donation. The event, called the 2014 Blue and Green Walk/Fun Run, will be held in Windsor, Conn. For more information on that event, you can CLICK HERE.

We would also like to thank our panel of experts who took your calls:

  • Joyce Fiorentino, RN – Transplant Clinician, Baystate Medical Center
  • Dr. Barbara Ann Greco – Nephrologist, Baystate Medical Center
  • Dr. Kenneth McPartland – Transplant Surgeon, Baystate Medical Center

RELATED STORIES
40 Force: Donation Day – A Recipient’s Story
40 Force: Donation Day – A Donor Story

HELPFUL LINKS
LifeChoice Donor Services
Register to become an organ donor
Why should you donate?
Facts about Organ Donation
Why Minority Donors are Needed

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