April is National Donate Life Month

April 21, 2011 at 7:08 pm Leave a comment

Each day in America, about 75 people receive organ transplants. However, another 20 people die each day waiting for transplants due to a shortage of donated organs.

Did you know?

  • Right now, more than 100,000 people are waiting for the gift of life.
  • Every 10 minutes another name is added to the national transplant waiting list.
  • One donor can save or enhance the lives of more than 25 people.

You can make a difference by becoming an organ donor.

National Donate Life Month, instituted by Donate Life America and its members in 2003, is dedicated to help raise awareness of the important need for organ and tissue donors in communities throughout the country. During this month, citizens are encouraged to sign an organ and tissue donor card and to be screened for bone marrow donation.

While donated organs and tissue are shared at the national level, the laws that govern donation vary from state to state. To learn how you can become an organ or tissue donor in your state, visit http://www.donatelife.net or www.organdonor.gov.

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