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Sharing This Organ Donation Video Could Help Save Lives (POLL)

The Huffington Post   First Posted: 06/16/11 11:25 AM ET Updated: 08/16/11 06:12 AM ET

If you remember the 70s you might get a kick out of this catchy musical video encouraging organ donation.

Created by New Orleans-based Oschner Health System and the Louisiana Organ Procurement Agency, the video follows an organ donor enthusiast as he travels through the city of New Orleans, meeting costumed organs as well as real-life transplant recipients who join him in song. The video is a nod to a long-running Dr. Pepper, "I'm a Pepper" commercial.

According to a press release there are currently more than 110,000 people waiting for an organ transplant in the United States. Each day nearly 20 people die because there are too few organ donors, while at the same time an average of 144 people are added to the nation's transplant list.

Oschner encourages viewers to share the video with nine friends, and possibly help save 80 lives. "Since one donor can save up to nine lives" by their math, if you can convince nine people to become donors we could be well on our way to reducing the number of people who needlessly die from lack of available organs.

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