In the United States, as many as 18 individuals pass away each day while waiting for an organ transplant, and a new name is added to the organ transplant list every 11 minutes. Although the perception of donation often focuses on large organs, many transplant patients waiting for donors are in need of new tissue, marrow, or corneas, meaning a single organ donor can save up to eight lives and enhance the quality of life for 50 others. Donate Life Northwest helps educate the public on advances in donation, dispels harmful myths regarding the donation process, and assists adults in registering for the program.
Because joining the organ, eye, and tissue donor registry is an important decision, Donate Life Northwest actively engages and informs youths through its website and online video game, Scalpel Pal. The organization also conducts educational sessions at high schools to aid students with facts and information regarding organ donation and transplantation and the positive impact they can have. As of March 1, 2010, more than 2.1 million Oregonians were registered as organ, eye, and tissue donors, due in part to the efforts of Donate Life Northwest.
Join G-Team, pledge to join the organ, eye, and tissue registry, and donate $1 to help Donate Life Northwest fund its youth outreach. If G-Team members raise $20, Donate Life Northwest can educate 40 local high-school students about the facts, procedures, and benefits of donation. The first 20 individuals to join the donor registry and register their Groupon with Donate Life Northwest will each receive two complimentary tickets to Growing Up Jordy Pordy, a one-man show chronicling a young man's journey to adulthood and his life as a professional mascot, on Friday, May 20 (a $30 value). The performance takes place at 8 p.m. at Hipbone Studio on East Burnside Street.
Unlike traditional Groupon deals, G-Team campaigns typically don't offer you a "discount" or "savings." So "buyer" beware—when you click "Buy" to donate your time or money to a worthwhile G-Team cause, the only discount you may receive is 100% off free, priceless karma. Read more about G-Team.