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Published: Tuesday, 4/28/2009

Wrapped up in the cause of organ donation

CTY balloons28p  [The balloons were not released, but used to draw attention to the event and the opportunity to sign up to be an organ donor.]   Junior Sara (cq) Newell, 21, a Public Relations major and one of the event's organizers, gets wrapped up by the windblown balloons. As part of the Donate Life and the Do It Now campaign, Bowling Green State University students solicit others on the campus to become an organ donor, on the Bowling green, Ohio campus on April 27, 2009. The "What are you w8ing for?" campaign team, along with other high-profile volunteers and community members, will be releasing 3,000 balloons at the BGSU Union Oval at 10:30 a.m. in an effort to bring attention to organ and tissue donation. Each balloon represents one of the 3,000 Ohioans currently waiting for a life-saving transplant. The Blade/Jetta Fraser CTY balloons28p [The balloons were not released, but used to draw attention to the event and the opportunity to sign up to be an organ donor.] Junior Sara (cq) Newell, 21, a Public Relations major and one of the event's organizers, gets wrapped up by the windblown balloons. As part of the Donate Life and the Do It Now campaign, Bowling Green State University students solicit others on the campus to become an organ donor, on the Bowling green, Ohio campus on April 27, 2009. The "What are you w8ing for?" campaign team, along with other high-profile volunteers and community members, will be releasing 3,000 balloons at the BGSU Union Oval at 10:30 a.m. in an effort to bring attention to organ and tissue donation. Each balloon represents one of the 3,000 Ohioans currently waiting for a life-saving transplant. The Blade/Jetta Fraser
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Sara Newell, a junior majoring in public relations, gets wrapped up in windblown balloons during a rally at Bowling Green State University to raise public awareness of the need for organ and tissue donation.

Ms. Newell, 21, was among the organizers of Monday's event, at which each of 3,000 balloons represented about 3,000 Ohioans waiting for a transplant.



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