Friday, April 23, 2010

April is National Donate Life Month

30 Days to Help Save a Life: What to Do in April
National Donate
Life Month was established in 2003. Every day in April, people across the U.S.
make a special effort to celebrate the tremendous generosity of those who have
saved lives by becoming organ, tissue, marrow, and blood donors and to encourage
more Americans to follow their fine example.

Make it known: I want to be a donor
Register with your State Donor Registry, if available.
Say YES to donation on your driver's license.
Tell your family, friends, physician, and faith leader that you want to be a donor.
Fill out and sign a donor card, have it witnessed, carry it with you.
Tell someone: The need 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.


Laura Lynn said...

Hi! I'm following from New Friend Friday. Nice blog - good looking family! I just happen to be LDS too - small world. You are the link right above mine.
Off to roadshow practice tonight and performance tomorrow!

tammy said...

I'm a donor!

Eva Gallant said...

I'm a donor.

Lourie said...

I never knew that April was Donate Life month. And I also never knew about those numbers. Amazing...and well...sad also.

Kira Burgess said...

I am a donor...

Kayleen said...