National Council of Jewish Women Discusses Organ Donation at February Luncheon

National Council of Jewish Women Discusses Organ Donation at February Luncheon

National Council of Jewish Women will hold a luncheon Tuesday, Feb. 13, featuring guest speaker Michelle Segovia, Texas Organ Sharing Alliance director of communications. Segovia will discuss the critical shortage of organ donors and how individuals can help save lives by registering to donate.

More than 116,000 men, women and children await a life-saving transplant and 22 die each day because there are not enough organ donors. One person can save eight lives through organ donation.

Segovia is TOSA’s primary spokesperson, working to increase public awareness of organ donation through media placements, presentations and special events. She manages staff in the communications and donor family services departments, handles issues management for the organization and recruits, trains and manages volunteers in Austin, Waco and San Angelo.

spent eight years as a broadcast journalist and news producer at various television stations before going to work at one of the world’s leading public relations agencies. Since leaving the agency, she has spent the last fifteen years with TOSA, delivering the life-saving message of organ donation.

TOSA is one of 58 federally-regulated organ procurement organizations in the United States.

Established in 1975 as South Texas Organ Bank, TOSA serves Central and South Texas offering organ recovery and donation services for individuals and families who wish to offer others a second chance at life via organ donation.

The NCJW luncheon will be held at Las Palomas Restaurant, 3201 Bee Caves Road. Networking time will begin at 11:15 a.m., and the program will be held from 11:45 a.m. until 1 p.m.

Luncheon cost is $20 for NCJW members and $23 for non-members, all inclusive. Only cash will be accepted. To attend, RSVP to Jackienirenberg@gmail.com by February 9. Newcomers are welcome. ■

For more information, visit www.ncjwaustin.org.

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