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SECRETARY OF STATE JESSE WHITE'S OFFICE IS LAUNCHING A NEW ORGAN AND TISSUE DONATION CAMPAIGN FEATURING A FORMER WHITE SOX ALL-STAR. 

 

FOR MORE THAN A DECADE WHITE SOX PITCHER AND LATER ANNOUNCER ED FARMER HAS PROMOTED ORGAN DONATION, HAVING BENEFITED HIMSELF FROM THE GIFT OF LIFE IN THE EARLY 90'S SAYS SECRETARY WHITE.

 

 

THE ADS TELL THE STORY OF FORMER WHITE SOX PITCHER AND ANNOUNCER ED FARMER, WHO RECEIVED A KIDNEY TRANSPLANT FROM HIS BROTHER. SECRETARY WHITE SAYS HIS OWN FAMILY KNOWS THE IMPORTANCE OF ORGAN DONATION.

 

 

FARMER PASSED AWAY LAST YEAR. MORE THAN SEVEN MILLION ILLINOISANS HAVE SIGNED UP TO BECOME ORGAN AND TISSUE DONORS, BUT ABOUT FOUR THOUSAND PEOPLE REMAIN ON THE WAITING LIST FOR A TRANSPLANT.  300 ILLINOISANS STILL DIE EACH YEAR WAITING FOR AN ORGAN. YOU CAN PLEDGE TO GIVE THE GIFT OF LIFE AND LEARN MORE ABOUT THE PROCESS ONLINE AT: LIFE GOES ON DOT COM.

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