OKC Dodgers Partner with LifeShare of Oklahoma to Encourage Organ Donation
OKLAHOMA CITY - The Oklahoma City Dodgers are proud to continue their partnership with LifeShare of Oklahoma and join in the organization's mission to gain and educate organ donors in the state of Oklahoma. April is National Donate Life Month and OKC Dodgers fans can sign up throughout the 2018 baseball season to become LifeShare Everlasting Fans.
During every OKC Dodgers home game at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark, guests can sign up to become an organ donor and receive an exclusive LifeShare Everlasting Fans T-Shirt. Guests can visit the promotions table located on the concourse behind section 110 to sign up or learn more.
Last season, more than 1,200 people registered to become an organ donor at OKC Dodgers games.
"We are excited to continue our partnership with the Oklahoma City Dodgers this season," said Jeffrey Orlowski, President and CEO of LifeShare of Oklahoma. "Allowing fans to register their decision to be a donor at Dodgers home games gives hope to nearly 700 Oklahomans waiting on a lifesaving transplant."
National Donate Life Month began in 2003 and is celebrated in April to "help encourage Americans to register as organ, eye and tissue donors and to celebrate those that have saved lives through the gift of donation," according to the Donate Life America website.
LifeShare of Oklahoma was created in 1986 and is a nonprofit, federally designed organ procurement organization dedicated to the recovery of organs and tissue for transplant purposes. LifeShare works closely with five transplant centers and 145 health care organizations in Oklahoma to facilitate donation.
LifeShare of Oklahoma strives "to raise awareness for organ, eye and tissue donation through public education," according to the organization's website.
The OKC Dodgers close out their first homestand of the season tonight against the New Orleans Baby Cakes at 7:05 p.m. at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark.
OKC Dodgers tickets are available through the OKC Dodgers ticket office located on South Mickey Mantle Drive, by phone at (405) 218-2182, or by visiting okcdodgers.com.
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