Service class signs up organ donors

Christine Nguyen received a kidney donation more than 10 years ago and has been able to live her life without dialysis.

When students in her service learning class at the U chose a non-profit organization to work with, they picked the Utah Kidney Foundation. The class members will be handing out information at The Grand Kerfuffle concert today to motivate students to sign up and become organ donors.

“Anyone who signs up to be an organ donor can help give others a second chance in life,” said Nguyen, a freshman in computer science.

The group will try to register students to be organ donors by dispelling the myths associated with organ donation.

“We want to show students that the myths aren’t true,” said Anji Petrizzo, a senior in history at the U. “Doctors will still try as hard as they can to save people whether they are organ donors or not.”

The group is hoping to inform students about the benefits of organ donation and get them to register as donors. They will be at a table in front of the University Campus Store from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today.

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