Red Sox Nation is Donor Nation

DSCN2054Organ Donor Awareness Day at Fenway Park is Friday, August 14, 2015 #DonorNation at #RedSoxNation

Are you an organ donor?  If so, you probably registered at the Registry of Motor Vehicles, and while that’s great, it leads to a fractured underlying system instead of one single streamlined database. Organize.org has found an innovative way to bring the organ donation registration system to the 21st century. And they hope to be out of business sooner rather than later by having solved the problem. Almost 123,000 Americans are waiting for an organ transplant, and each day an average of 21 people die while still waiting. Can you be part of the solution? Yes, and it’s easier than you think.

Are you going to Friday’s game against the Mariners? If so, give a huge shout out to Rick Segal. Rick is (like many of us), a life-long Red Sox fan, he is also father of the co-founder of Organize.org, Greg Segal, and has the honor of throwing out the first pitch at Fenway Park on Organ Donor Awareness Night. Rick Segal waited five years for his heart transplant and was the inspiration for Organize.org. Let’s rally #RedSoxNation around #DonorNation. Use the hashtag #DonorNation to let people know about this wonderful idea.

 

 

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BACKGROUND
ORGANIZE is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization focused on ending the organ donation crisis. Co-founders Greg Segal and Jenna Arnold launched ORGANIZE after Greg’s father Rick waited 5 years for a heart transplant. ORGANIZE is modernizing the organ donor registration process by allowing people to share their donor wishes on social media with specific hashtags, rather than at the DMV or via a long and clunky form. For its work, ORGANIZE received an Innovator in Residence position in the Secretary’s Office of the US Department of Health and Human Services, and was awarded the 2015 Verizon Powerful Answers Award as the top healthcare start-up in the country.
 

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