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Green Balloons, 3,000 of them, floated yesterday in the Union Oval to raise awareness of organ donation. The balloons represented the 3,000 Ohioans waiting for organ transplants. ‘Eighteen people die every day waiting for an organ transplant,’ said senior Lauren Butts, who is the campaign manager for BGSU Do It Now. Students participating in the flash mob event woke up at 4 a.m. to fill the balloons, Butts said. ‘What are you w8ing for?’ is the slogan adopted by the University chapter. The effort is part of the Do It Now Ohio campaign, whose goal is to register 240,000 new donors in Ohio this year. The University is one of 17 schools competing in Ohio to register the most organ donors.

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