Miss Washington Encourages You to Donate Life

January 20, 2010

Devanni Partridge, of Auburn, Washington, is competing in the 2010 Miss America pageant while promoting her platform, “Donate Life: The Importance of  Organ and Tissue Donation.” Everyone at the National Foundation for Transplants is excited to see this cause in the spotlight, and we hope it will inspire others to register to become organ and tissue donors.

As of today, more than 105,000 people are waiting for lifesaving transplants in the United States. Unless we have more people willing to become organ donors, that number will continue to grow. In fact, every 11 minutes, another name is added to the transplant waiting list. By increasing awareness of this problem, Miss Washington can help save many lives through organ transplants.

To learn more about the importance of organ donation, visit the NFT Web site to take the Transplant Challenge! If you’d like to register to become a bone marrow donor, visit the Be the Match registry. Be sure to tune into the Miss America pageant Saturday, January 30 at 8 p.m. (EST) on TLC.