by Emily Ludwig ‘13
On Friday, October 14th, Sacred Heart’s Donate Life Club took a trip to Upstate New York Transplant Services (UNYTS), where they learned all about organ donations, viewed the lab where donated blood is processed, spoke with Social Media director, and heard about volunteer opportunities. The Donate Life Club is a group, sponsored by UNYTS, dedicated to promoting awareness about organ, tissue, and blood donation within the Sacred Heart community. Shown in the picture is one of the fifteen handmade quilts that are displayed around the UNYTS building. The patches of the quilt are made with love by the family of someone who has passed away and donated organs through UNYTS. Each patch is unique in that it shares the story of the person to whom it is a memorial. These quilts are truly a tribute to the amount of lives saved by organs recovered through the Upstate New York Transplant Services. Throughout the rest of this school year, the girls will work to share information about organ donation to others through a television commercial contest, assemblies, and a blood drive.