Big Red Goes Orange for Organ Donation
Wisconsin Donor Registry
The Thanksgiving holiday weekend will give the UW Health Organ Procurement Organization (OPO) and the Wisconsin Badgers a unique opportunity to join forces and give thanks to organ donors.
The UW Health Donor Education Fund is sponsoring the UW football team's regular-season finale against Northwestern on Saturday, November 27. Kickoff is set for 2:30 p.m.
Attendees can learn more about Wisconsin's online donor registry and the importance of organ donation from the organ donation mascot, Dottie Donor Dot and her team of volunteers in attendance. But you don't have to wait until game day to register as an organ, tissue and eye donor.
Help Save a Life, Become an Organ Donor
During the game, a game ball will be presented to 2009 UW graduate and liver transplant recipient Ben Ziehr. His younger brother Mike, also a liver recipient, will join Ben and his family on the field.
Today in the U.S., more than 110,000 people are waiting for an organ transplant. More than 1,600 of our family, friends and co-workers wait in Wisconsin. Every 11 minutes, a new name is added to the list, and 18 people will die today because they didn't get the organ they needed to survive in time.
Wisconsin's online Donor Registry makes it easier than ever to authorize organ, tissue and eye donation. The registry, launched by the State Department of Health Services, will help reduce the number of children and adults who are waiting for a life-saving or life-changing transplant in Wisconsin.
Help save a life and register today!