Purdue guest speakers and students address organ donation

Two guests speakers visited Purdue Tuesday evening to talk about the importance and innovation of organ donation.

Posted: Apr 23, 2019 11:59 PM

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — Two guest speakers visited Purdue Tuesday evening to talk about the importance and innovation of organ donation.

Student Organ Donation Advocates of Purdue organized the event to coincide with Purdue's sesquicentennial and April being recognized as 'donate life' month.

The mission of the club is to save lives and raise awareness for organ, eye and tissue donation and transplantation at Purdue and in Greater Lafayette.

A Purdue Alum and lung transplant recipient shared his story Tuesday and the COO of Indiana Donor Network spoke about TxJet, a nonprofit organization that flies organ donations around the country in a faster and safe method.

Both gave their message about the significance of organ donation

"The result of their efforts may not be seen but over time it will be astronomical the lives that they could save," said lung transplant recipient John Rigsby.

"Look at what amazing things can be done for organ donation," said the COO of Indiana Donor Network, Steve Johnson. "Look at the lives it saves and when I say it saves lives I mean not just the recipient, its those families."


This is the Student Organ Donation Advocates first campus event.

It will have a registration and information table outside of the Wilmeth Active Learning Center for Purdue's Day of Giving Wednesday, April 24th from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.

West Lafayette
Broken Clouds
56° wxIcon
Hi: 66° Lo: 50°
Feels Like: 56°
Kokomo
Clear
58° wxIcon
Hi: 63° Lo: 47°
Feels Like: 58°
Rensselaer
Scattered Clouds
52° wxIcon
Hi: 63° Lo: 47°
Feels Like: 52°
Fowler
Scattered Clouds
52° wxIcon
Hi: 63° Lo: 47°
Feels Like: 52°
Williamsport
Clear
55° wxIcon
Hi: 64° Lo: 48°
Feels Like: 55°
Crawfordsville
Clear
53° wxIcon
Hi: 64° Lo: 48°
Feels Like: 53°
Frankfort
Scattered Clouds
57° wxIcon
Hi: 64° Lo: 46°
Feels Like: 57°
Delphi
Clear
54° wxIcon
Hi: 63° Lo: 47°
Feels Like: 54°
Monticello
Clear
54° wxIcon
Hi: 63° Lo: 48°
Feels Like: 54°
Logansport
Scattered Clouds
54° wxIcon
Hi: 63° Lo: 46°
Feels Like: 54°
Calm and Cool Day Ahead.
WLFI Radar
WLFI Temps
WLFI Planner

Indiana Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 118322

Reported Deaths: 3591
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Marion21502767
Lake10688323
Elkhart6707111
St. Joseph6619113
Allen6330205
Hamilton4938109
Vanderburgh378131
Hendricks2766124
Monroe265536
Tippecanoe256613
Johnson2352124
Clark225957
Porter219947
Delaware200162
Cass19559
Vigo186827
Madison170375
LaPorte149141
Floyd139664
Warrick138242
Howard132663
Kosciusko125917
Bartholomew118457
Marshall101524
Dubois99919
Boone99146
Grant95134
Hancock94643
Noble93132
Henry81226
Jackson7739
Wayne77014
Morgan73438
Daviess68028
Shelby68029
Dearborn67528
LaGrange64011
Clinton62314
Harrison59224
Putnam58411
Gibson5355
Knox5289
Lawrence51629
Montgomery51121
DeKalb48811
White48714
Decatur45939
Miami4394
Greene42735
Fayette42313
Jasper4012
Scott39011
Steuben3907
Posey3460
Sullivan33812
Jennings31612
Franklin31325
Clay3085
Ripley3078
Orange28824
Whitley2826
Carroll27813
Adams2763
Wabash2728
Starke2717
Washington2701
Wells2674
Spencer2633
Jefferson2503
Huntington2473
Fulton2442
Tipton22822
Randolph2238
Perry22113
Jay1920
Newton17411
Owen1711
Martin1680
Pike1641
Rush1574
Vermillion1310
Fountain1292
Blackford1213
Pulaski1141
Crawford1100
Parke1072
Brown1043
Benton870
Ohio797
Union790
Switzerland690
Warren411
Unassigned0226

COVID-19 Important links and resources

As the spread of COVID-19, or as it's more commonly known as the coronavirus continues, this page will serve as your one-stop for the resources you need to stay informed and to keep you and your family safe. CLICK HERE

Closings related to the prevention of the COVID-19 can be found on our Closings page.

Community Events