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Packers player becomes face of organ donation effort

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MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Green Bay Packers wide receiver Randall Cobb is trying to raise awareness of organ donation.

Press-Gazette Media reports (http://gbpg.net/1IB5LIR) the 24-year-old is the public face of a 14-week effort by Froedtert Hospital and Gannett Wisconsin Media to help draw attention to the need for organ donors.

According to the Wisconsin Donor Network, more than 2,300 people are on waiting lists for an organ transplant in Wisconsin. There are more 123,000 nationally.

Cobb registered as a donor at 16 and his Tennessee driver's license still indicates his status as a donor.

Cobb met transplant patients last week during a tour of the hospital and the Medical College of Wisconsin.

He says seeing the impact of organ donations on someone's life makes him realize how important they are.

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