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‘Michigan Libraries for Life’ organ donation drive kicks off today

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A seven-day campaign to inspire local residents to join the Michigan Organ Donor Registry, and educate them on the facts of organ, tissue and eye donation, kicks off Thursday.

The nationally acclaimed “Michigan Libraries for Life’ organ donation drive, celebrating its 10th anniversary, continues through next Wednesday, October 16.

The campaign has involved more than 150 libraries across the state. Volunteers and library staff will answer questions and help library users sign up on the Donor Registry.

In northeast Michigan, the Alcona County Library is participating in this year’s effort. The library has branches in Caledonia, Harrisville, Lincoln and Mikado.

Since its inception, Michigan Libraries For Life has inspired more than 4,300 people to sign up as donors.

The campaign is a collaborative effort between the University of Michigan’s Taubman Health Sciences Library and Gift of Life Michigan. Officials say nearly 3,000 Michigan patients are waiting for a life-saving organ transplant.