Tuesday, April 28, 2015

BUZZ: National Donate Life Month

It's the end of National Donate Life Month, sponsored by the Division of Transplantation, Healthcare Systems Bureau, health Resources & Services Administration, US Department of Health & Human Services... learn more at http://www.organdonor.gov 


What if you or your child could save the lives of up to 8 people?

There is some debate as to whether or not children with hydranencephaly qualify as an organ donor - but regardless, this is your opportunity to give life through your self or other loved ones you may find yourself in a position to make this decision for.

Every year thousands of people receive the gift of life when they get a life-saving transplant such as a kidney, a liver, or intestines. Most organs for transplants come from deceased donors. Did you know that...

123,318 people are waiting for an organ
21 people will die each day waiting for one
1 organ donor can save up to 8 lives

Check out this animated video which explains the transplant waiting, list, how to become a donor, the process of organ matches, and how to sign up in your state.

You can also find more information on www.organdonor.gov

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