Center for Organ Recovery & Education (CORE) and Charleston’s Regis Hair Salon to Flaunt its Colors on National Blue and Green Day
Pittsburgh, April 15, 2013 – The Center for Organ Recovery & Education (CORE), a federally designated not-for-profit organ procurement organization (OPO) serving Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and parts of New York, is partnering with Regis Hair Salon in Charleston Town Center (1115 Charleston Town Center) to flaunt its colors on Friday, April 19, which is National Blue and Green Day in support of organ, tissue and cornea donation awareness.
Stylists at the salon will be dressed in blue and green, and there will be a drawing for a free haircut and hair products throughout the day. CORE will also have a table at the salon with more information about organ, tissue and cornea donation to encourage individuals to sign up and become a donor.
“Blue and green represent solidarity with the ongoing movement to increase the number of people registered as organ, tissue and cornea donors. These two colors have taken on added significance during April, which is National Donate Life Month,” said Susan Stuart, president and CEO of CORE. “We are proud that these colors will fill Regis Hair Salon on National Blue and Green Day, and we hope those in the salon that day will consider making the pledge for life by becoming a donor.”
Nationally, more than 117,000 people are awaiting an organ transplant. At least 18 will die each day without receiving one, including two from CORE’s service area. For every person who donates their organs, tissues and corneas, up to 50 lives can be saved or dramatically improved.
For more information about CORE, visit www.core.org or call 1-800-DONORS-7.
The Center for Organ Recovery & Education (CORE) is one of 58 federally designated not-for-profit organ procurement organizations (OPOs) in the United States. CORE works closely with donor families and designated health care professionals to coordinate the surgical recovery of organs, tissues and corneas for transplantation. CORE also facilitates the computerized matching of donated organs and placement of corneas. With headquarters in Pittsburgh and an office in Charleston, West Virginia, CORE oversees a region that encompasses 155 hospitals and almost six million people throughout western Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Chemung County, NY. For more information, visit www.core.org or call 1-800-DONORS-7.