TYLER, TX (KLTV) - An eight-day mission to raise awareness about organ donation arrived in East Texas Monday. Cyclists from across the lone star state are riding more than 600 miles to spread the message of life-saving donations. It's part of the "Circle of Life" bike tour. The goal is to promote blood, bone marrow, organ and tissue donations. Local pastor and cyclist Joe Canal says his reason for riding is his son who was a heart transplant patient.
"We want people to talk to their family members and say, 'Hey, if anything happens to me and they can use anything my fingernails, my hair clippings, my heart, my liver, I'm not gonna be using it anymore,'" said Canal.
The tour started in Houston and will end this weekend in San Antonio.