Humanity Eye & Tissue Transplant Aims to Enhance "100 Lives from 1"

Phoenix, Arizona (PressExposure) March 03, 2009 -- More than 100 lives can be enhanced with the help of just one tissue donor.

That’s the message Humanity Eye & Tissue Transplant wants to spread with its “100 Lives From 1” campaign. The Phoenix-based tissue recovery organization is dedicated to spreading the word and helping pull Arizona from the bottom of donor lists nationwide.

“Everyone understands the importance of organ donation but most people don’t know that a tremendous need exists beyond that,” said Andrew Bohn, CEO of Humanity Eye & Tissue Transplant. “Tissue donation can enhance the lives of thousands of Arizonans.”

Raising awareness for tissue donation is crucial in Arizona, where less then 400 tissue donors currently exist. Contrast that with the more than 43,000 potential donors who die each year in the state and it’s easy to see the impact additional donors can make in Arizona.

“Arizonans have a right to be informed about how they can help enhance the lives of others,” Bohn said. “We’re launching this campaign to raise awareness and assist them in making a difference through tissue donation.”

To educate the state’s more than six million residents of the benefits of tissue donation, Humanity Eye & Tissue Transplant has turned to several social media Web sites to tell the story of “100 Lives From 1.” Using Twitter, Facebook and FriendFeed, the organization will build awareness for tissue donation and keep its followers up to date on the latest news, donor requirements and ways to become a tissue donor.

Tissue donations can help in myriad ways, from providing skin grafts for burn victims and injured veterans to supplying replacement corneas for persons with damaged vision. They can also be used to correct congenital heart defects, repair ligament damage, reconstruct joints and to restore hearing abilities.

And unlike organ donation, where very few people qualify as donors, eye and tissue donations can be recovered from donors both young and old and can enhance the lives of up to 100 recipients.

Bohn is hoping the increased exposure will help shed light on an issue he feels has been underserved in the past.

“We’re confident that once people know more about tissue donation they’ll want to help,” Bohn said. “The need is far too great for this issue to be ignored any longer.” For more information, visit [http://www.humanitytransplant.org].

Contact: Al Stevens Stevens Public Relations, LLC Phoenix, Arizona 480-235-1770 al@stevenspr.com http://www.stevenspr.com

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That's the message Humanity Eye & Tissue Transplant wants to spread with its "100 Lives From 1" campaign. The Phoenix-based tissue recovery organization is dedicated to spreading the word and helping pull Arizona from the bottom of donor lists nationwide.

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