DACC event to sign up organ/tissue donors

DANVILLE — People can sign up to be an organ or tissue donor at an upcoming event sponsored by Danville Area Community College's radiologic technology students and the Rad Tech Club.

The Life Goes On Organ/Tissue Donor event is being held from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. daily through Thursday in the student union at DACC, 2000 E. Main St.

Registration is open to all community members, who are encouraged to state their willingness to give the gift of life if the opportunity presents itself.

Nearly 5,000 people in Illinois are on the waiting list for an organ transplant, according to the Illinois secretary of state's office. A new person is added to the waiting list every 11 minutes. More than 300 Illinoisans die annually waiting for an organ transplant.

The club's goal is to register 100 new program participants during the event.

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