Two-Minute Drill: Redhawks and Mid-America Transplant Partner During National Donate Life Month

Apr 18, 2019

Wondering why you’ve been seeing the Redhawks teams donning green and blue lately?

The Southeast Missouri Department of Athletics and Mid-America Transplant are partnering during the month of April to raise awareness about organ, eye and tissue donation.

April is National Donate Life Month, and the partnership is being highlighted by a pair of “Green Up” games hosted by the softball and baseball teams. The softball Green Up Game was last weekend, and the baseball Green Up Game is scheduled for next Tuesday, April 22 at Capaha Field. Fans will have the opportunity to learn more about organ, eye and tissue donation and register their decision to be a donor at the "Green Up" game, and there will be ceremonies to honor and celebrate organ and tissue donors, donor families, and transplant recipients.

SEMO Baseball and Softball are "Going Green" during the month of April. Baseball and softball have Donate Life-themed green and blue uniforms especially for their Green Up games. The Donate Life shades of green and blue represent ongoing efforts to increase the number of people registered as organ, eye, and tissue donors.

Nearly 114,000 people are currently waiting for a lifesaving organ transplants nationwide - that’s enough people to fill Busch Stadium almost three times! On average, 22 people die each day while waiting for a lifesaving organ transplant.

Join the Southeast Missouri State Redhawks in providing hope to those waiting and register your decision to be an organ, eye and tissue donor at RegisterMe.org.

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