JOURNAL STAR: Jessie White urges teens to sign up for organ donor registry

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The Peoria Journal Star is reporting, “Secretary of State Jesse White encouraged Springfield high school students to become organ donors as part of his tour to promote a new law that allows 16- and 17-year-olds to become donors.

“Each year about 300 people die because the organs (they need) have not arrived in a timely manner,” White said during a program Wednesday at Southeast High School. ”… One person can provide life for 25 individuals.”

Two speakers at the event shared their stories about being directly affected by organ donors…”

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