Cadets from the Nevada Highway Patrol (NHP) Advanced Academy teamed up with Nevada Donor Network to educate and empower the public to register as organ, eye and tissue donors at the Reno 1868 FC match on June 18 at Greater Nevada Field.
Thanks to the support of NHP, 44 people registered to be donor heroes at the event. One heroic donor has the power to save 8 lives through organ donation and 75 or more through tissue and cornea donation – meaning altogether these 44 new registered donors have the power to one day save and heal more than 3,000 lives. Every time someone says YES to becoming a registered donor, it gives hope to the nearly 114,000 people in the United States waiting for a lifesaving organ transplant, including 630 Nevadans.
“The cadets were in the middle of a tough week of training and still took time to assist Nevada Donor Network as we registered donor heroes,” said Monica Myles, Partner Relations Supervisor for Nevada Donor Network in northern Nevada. “We are so appreciative of the support we receive from NHP and we are proud of the positive impact they are making in our community.”
People can continue to register using a custom registration page, www.nvdonor.org/dpsnhp; at the DMV; or at the Reno, Elko or Las Vegas NHP offices using their onsite donor registration kiosks.
To learn more about the gift of organ, eye and tissue donation, please visit www.nvdonor.org.