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Coach who received kidney to raise awareness about organ donation

By WCTI Staff
Published On: Oct 16 2013 06:14:16 PM CDT
Updated On: Oct 16 2013 06:15:56 PM CDT
PITT COUNTY -

The Junior Varsity Girls Basketball coach at D.H. Conley High School had a kidney transplant last year. Now, he and his team are hoping to raise awareness about organ donation.

Coach William Knight is planning to host a jamboree and health fair at D.H. Conley High School on Saturday, Nov. 9. Knight said the purpose of the event is to raise awareness about saving lives through donating organs.

The jamboree will be a scrimmage event, where basketball teams can play each other before the season begins. There will also be a bloodmobile at the school from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. that day.

Knight said he hopes the event will give people the information they need to sign up for donating organs.