Long Island TRIO volunteer Jen Lentini raises organ donation awareness and is featured in the media
Jennifer Lentini is everywhere promoting the importance and urgency of saving lives with organ donation. Jen teaches about the procedures with regard to how easy it is to enroll in the New York State Organ Donor Registry also known as the Donate Life Registry. Jen visited the Town of Hempstead Senior Center in Levittown to discuss how important it is to consider donating organs. With all credit to Long Island News 12, here is the news coverage.
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NORTH BELLMORE – A North Bellmore woman is on a crusade to teach about the importance of organ donation. Jennifer Lentini had a heart transplant when she was 13 years old. Her transplant was a success and has lasted 18 years. She now needs a new kidney because of all the medicines she’s been taking. “The wait list here in New York state, we have the highest number of people waiting for organ transplants,” she says. “We are 50 out of all the states to actually sign up organ donors.” She will also speak to students at Hofstra University about organ donor awareness on Friday.