Celebrities Promote Organ Donation

 Lawndale News Chicago's Bilingual Newspaper - HealthDo you know what Brad Pitt, George Lopez, Jennifer Lopez, Jackie Chan, Rihanna, Eva Mendes, Sara Jessica Parker and Paris Hilton have in common? They all support organ donation at a national level. Locally, Chicago celebrities have joined Raiza Mendoza, Hispanic public relations and community outreach coordinator of Gift of Hope Organ and Tissue Donor Network to produce a campaign.

These celebrities include: Johana Londoño, Colombian radio and TV personality, currently host of the daily show, “Ysaac in the Morning,” on La Mega 95.5 FM; Vicente Serrano, Emmy award-winning journalist and current host of the radio program, “Sin Censura,” on750 AM from 8 a.m.-12 a.m. and Leda Santodomingo, a prestigious broadcast journalist and former producer of news shows in Venezuela and on Telemundo, who is currently producing “Without Condition,” a television program that airs on Univision and channel 25.

Why? Eighteen people die every day because they need a transplant. They wait years on a waiting list, but there not enough organ donors to give them the gift of life. These local celebrities want to motivate others to register as organ donors and save lives. To learn more about organ donation, visit www.giftofhope.org/espanol.

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