posted on May 9th 2019 in /

IndyCar Driver and organ, tissue and eye donation advocate Pippa Mann met with students and teachers at Southport High School’s driver’s education class

INDIANAPOLIS – On May 8, 2019, IndyCar Driver Pippa Mann spoke with students and staff at a driver’s education class at Southport High School about donation and transplantation, as well as about her experience as a race car driver. Mann will pilot the Driven2SaveLives #39 Clauson-Marshall Racing Chevrolet later this month in the Indianapolis 500.

This visit was part of Indiana Donor Network’s Driven2SaveLives campaign, which raises awareness around the need for more organ, tissue and eye donors. Right now, 1,300 Hoosiers are waiting for a lifesaving organ transplant and many more are in need of healing tissue and corneas that restore sight.

Donate Life Indiana, the organization that maintains the state donor registry, regularly speaks with students at driver’s education classes. This education better enables students to make an informed decision when they consider whether to register as a donor when first obtaining their driver’s licenses.