April is Donate Life Month!
At any given time, more than 119,000 Americans are on the waiting list for a donated heart, kidney or other vital organ. That’s enough people to fill the nation’s largest football stadium to overflowing. It’s never too late – there is no age limit on being considered as a potential organ donor.
Transplantation is one of the most remarkable success stories in the history of medicine. It offers patients a new chance at healthy, productive and normal lives and returns them to their families, friends and communities. The vast majority of Americans support donation as an opportunity to give life and health to others. Unfortunately, many people overlook the important step of registering as a donor. Donors are often people who die suddenly and unexpectedly. Their families are then faced with making the decision at a time of shock and grief. Registering relieves your family of this burden and serves as a real gift to them, as well as to the grateful recipients of your donation.
If you are already registered as an organ donor – THANK YOU! If not, please click below to learn more.