Batter up! S.A. Missions to help groups promote organ, eye, tissue donation

WHAT: This Thursday evening, June 24, San Antonio Missions baseball fans will receive information on the life-saving gift of organ, eye and tissue donation. The first 1,000 fans will receive “Donate Life” T-shirts.

More than 108,000 individuals nationwide — at least 10,130 in Texas — are on the national organ transplant wait list, and thousands of others await tissue and cornea transplants to restore mobility and sight.

WHEN: 7:05 p.m. Thursday, June 24, as the Missions play the Corpus Christi Hooks

WHERE: Nelson W. Wolff Municipal Stadium, 5757 Highway 90 West (78227)

WHO: Volunteers from UT Health Science Center San Antonio Allograft Resources; the University Transplant Center (a collaboration of the Health Science Center School of Medicine and University Health System); and Vital Alliance, a volunteer group made up of transplant recipients, will help to educate fans on the importance of registering to be an organ, eye and tissue donor.

Interviews can be conducted with transplant recipients and staff of the groups above.

NOTES: Public service announcements during the game will highlight the need for organ, eye and tissue donation. Information will be available at tables in the ballpark, where fans can sign up to be donors. Everyone who comes to tables will have the opportunity to be entered in a raffle for a game night in a luxury suite or for a movie card at a Regal Cinemas® theater.

To date, 850,000 Texans have signed up with the state-authorized Glenda Dawson Donate Life – Texas Registry to ensure that their wishes to be organ, eye and tissue donors are honored.

The awareness program is sponsored by UT Health Science Center Allograft Resources.

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