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Indianapolis, May 1, 2019 - IndyCar Driver and Indianapolis 500 veteran Pippa Mann will join Donate Life Indiana and the Indiana Donor Network for a visit to the Eskenazi Health downtown campus to raise awareness around the need for organ, tissue and eye donors.

Mann will meet with Eskenazi Health donor families, Indiana Donor Network advocates and Eskenazi Health staff. The event will take place on Thursday, May 2, beginning at 11 a.m., and will include a ceremony to honor the donor heroes who have saved and healed lives.

Mann will pilot the #39 Driven2SaveLives Clauson-Marshall Racing Chevrolet in the 2019 Indianapolis 500. During her appearance, Mann’s show car will be on display near the Eskenazi Health main entrance.

Driven2SaveLives is an Indiana Donor Network campaign to raise awareness around the need for organ, tissue and eye donation and transplantation. Mann was a former teammate of IndyCar and dirt track driver Bryan Clauson, who died in a racing accident in 2016. As a registered donor, Clauson saved five lives.

According to Indiana Donor Network, more than 114,000 men, women and children are currently waiting for a lifesaving organ transplant nationwide. One donor can save up to eight lives through organ donation and heal up to 75 people through tissue and cornea donation. Registering as a donor takes less than 30 seconds at the BMV or at IndianaDonorNetwork.org.

What: Indiana Donor Network donor recognition and appearance by IndyCar and Indianapolis 500 driver Pippa Mann.

When: Thursday, May 2, 2019, 11 a.m. 

Where: Eskenazi Health downtown campus, 720 Eskenazi Ave.

Why: Donate Life Indiana, Indiana Donor Network and Eskenazi Health will raise awareness around the need for organ, tissue and eye donors.

Who: IndyCar and Indianapolis 500 driver Pippa Mann, Eskenazi Health donor families and Indiana Donor Network advocates.

Media should park along the curb at the main entrance to the Sidney & Lois Eskenazi Hospital by The Commonground, 720 Eskenazi Ave. For questions, please email thomas.surber@eskenazihealth.edu or call 317.402.9327.

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ABOUT DONATE LIFE INDIANA: Since 1998, Donate Life Indiana is the state-authorized nonprofit organization responsible for managing the Indiana Donor Registry. Our mission is to save lives by creating opportunities for all Indiana citizens to sign up on our official state registry while striving to raise awareness for organ, eye and tissue donation and transplantation through public education.

ABOUT INDIANA DONOR NETWORK: The decision to become an organ, tissue and eye donor is a decision to give the gift of life. Indiana Donor Network serves as the vital link between donors and patients waiting for lifesaving organ transplants, healing tissue and corneas that restore sight. We are the state’s federally designated nonprofit organ recovery organization and an accredited tissue bank. Our team of over 175 dedicated professionals is committed to saving and healing lives through donation and transplantation, championing the cause through education and outreach and supporting donor families in their time of need. For more information or to register your donation decision, visit IndianaDonorNetwork.org.

ABOUT ESKENAZI HEALTH: For 160 years, Eskenazi Health has provided high-quality, cost-effective, patient-centered health care to Central Indiana. Accredited by The Joint Commission, nationally recognized programs include a Level I trauma center, regional burn center, comprehensive senior care program, women’s and children’s services, teen and adolescent care programs, Lifestyle Health & Wellness Center, Eskenazi Health Midtown Community Mental Health, and a network of primary care sites located throughout the neighborhoods of Indianapolis known as Eskenazi Health Center. In 2013, the Sidney & Lois Eskenazi Hospital opened, providing a new modern and efficient facility and becoming Central Indiana’s first Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) Gold health care campus. Eskenazi Health has been named one of Becker’s Hospital Review’s “150 Top Places to Work in Healthcare” for the past three consecutive years.

 

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