Monday, May 2, 2011

Monday #17- Register to Donate Your Organs

Make Today Matter...

  • Over 97,000 people are in need of one or more organs.
  • 77 people receive organ transplants every day.
  • There is no age limit on who can donate.
  • 300 new transplant candidates are added to the waiting list each month.
  • Most family members are not aware of one another's willingness to be a donor, even if it is indicated on their driver's license.
Take action today!
  1. Declare on your driver's license your wish to donate tissue and organs.
  2. Carry a donor card in your wallet.
  3. Sign up on your state's donor registry today.
  4. Inform your family, loved ones, and physician of your decision.
You matter!

18 people die every day waiting for a transplant.
Because more people need transplants than there are organs available, register your organs on the donor registry. In addition to indicating your wishes on your driver's license, make your family members aware of your decision. Saving a life by donating a heart, lung, or kidney or allowing someone to see again through your cornea may be the most significant gift you ever give...

(Adapted from Every Monday Matters: 52 Ways to Make a Difference by Matthew Emerzian and Kelly Bozza)

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