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First responders encourage people to become organ donors, say fallen Trooper May saved 3 people

‘You Don’t Have to Wear a Badge to be a Hero’ campaign
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Posted at 10:04 AM, Apr 01, 2022
and last updated 2022-04-01 22:34:57-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — First responders in the Las Vegas valley are encouraging everyone in the community to "be a hero" by choosing to register as organ donors.

On Friday, the Nevada Donor Network and Nevada State Police are hosting a press conference to spread the word about the "You Don’t Have to Wear a Badge to be a Hero" campaign.

Friday also kicks off National Donate Life Month, which happens every April.

Gov. Steve Sisolak opened the press conference, followed by Clark County Commissioner Michael Naft, NDNF President Steven Peralta and NSP Captain Kevin Honea.

Honea said NSP Trooper Micah May, who died in 2021 following a high-speed chase on Interstate 15, saved the lives of three people with four organ donations.

RELATED: Remembering Nevada Highway Patrol trooper who died after chase

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The campaign encourages the public to be "everyday heroes" by registering to become organ, eye and tissue donors to "save and heal lives," according to a press release from NSP.

The agency says more than 100,000 Americans, including nearly 600 Nevadans, are waiting for their second chance at life.

"You Don’t Have to Wear a Badge to be a Hero" is organized by the Nevada Donor Network and a joint effort between the nonprofit, NSP and several other first responder agencies throughout the state.

Watch the press conference below.

“First responders see firsthand how precious life can be,” said Ferreira.

“We are so thankful for their willingness to educate the public about our mission and to inspire others to make the deeply compassionate choice to register as donor heroes.”