Life Is Just So Daily

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Donate Life!!!

FYI: April is National Donate Life Month

National Donate Life Month was established in 2003.

The need for organs is great and growing.
More than 98,000 people are in need of an organ for transplant.
Each day, about 77 people get the organ transplant that gives them a second chance, but 17 to 19 others die because they did not receive an organ transplant.
More than half the people on the waiting list for a donated organ are racial or ethnic minorities. Chances of getting a transplant increase if donor and recipient share the same racial/ethnic background.

For more information, you can always check out....
www.organdonor.gov [this has links to various states & their state programs]
For Texas: www.donatelifetexas.org
www.OrganDonorEd.com [education about organ donation, including Continuing Ed. Units!]

4 Comments:

At 6:32 AM , Blogger Beth said...

My organ donor card is signed.
I have never understood the reluctance of some people to do this.

 
At 8:49 AM , Blogger She said...

Mine is signed and in my wallet right behind my driver's license. Been there for years.

 
At 10:54 AM , Blogger Zephra said...

I am a donor too! It's not like i am going to need it when I am gone.

 
At 6:22 AM , Anonymous Scott said...

Thanks so much for helping call attention to the issue. I do work with Donate Life Illinois and thought you may enjoy this video we pulled together for April as NDLM - www.youtube.com/donatelifeillinois

 

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