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Jesse White honors Organ/Tissue Donor Poster Contest Winners

Jesse White honors Organ/Tissue Donor Poster Contest Winners
August 06
16:47 2020

J S Allie Parks WinnerBabu Tangewala

CHICAGO: Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White honored four Illinois students who were the winners of the 23rdbiennial Organ/Tissue Donor Poster Contest.

The 2020 overall contest winner was Allie Parks, a 7th grader at Adams School in Creal Springs. Allie received a congratulatory plaque, a personalized Illinois Blue Book and a $100 gift certificate to Barnes and Noble from Donate Life Illinois for designing the overall winning poster. Prints of the poster she designed will be displayed throughout the state. 

White said. “Her poster will be displayed at Driver Services facilities, hospitals, libraries and schools statewide to help promote organ and tissue donation.” Currently, there are nearly 7 million people registered to become organ/tissue donors in Illinois; however, 4,000individuals are currently on the waiting list, and about 300 people die each year waiting for an organ transplant. One donor can save or greatly improve up to 25 lives. To register to become an organ/tissue donor, visit www.LifeGoesOn.com.

The students who won the other age categories each received a $50 gift certificate for Barnes and Noble from Donate Life Illinois, and were honored with a plaque and a personalized Illinois Blue Book. Winners were selected from four age groups: grades K-2, grades 3-5, grades 6-8 and grades 9-12. The four winning poster designs were selected from hundreds of entries sent in by students throughout Illinois. The poster contest is sponsored by the Secretary of State as well as, Donate Life Illinois.

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