April: National Donate Life Month - Register As An Organ Donor

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It's April, there's new Spring life blooming everywhere you look. Accordingly, since 2003, April has been designated as "National Donate Life Month" by Donate Life America, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to motivating Americans to register as organ, eye, and tissue donors.

One statistic that is especially important is that 80% of organ donations are from people who have already died. Once you're gone, you can't really give consent, in which case it will be left up to your family to decide. The registration is a binding legal document, that you can revoke, should you choose, at any time. In many states, you can register while you're doing driver's license-type stuff at the DMV , and it counts the same.

What's more, only 3 in 1,000 people die in a way that allows for their organs to be donated. So the list is long, and the options short, for people in need of transplants or donations.

You Have the Power to Donate Life

Everyday, 22 people die because an organ was not made available in time. You have the power to Donate Life by registering yourself as an organ, eye and tissue donor at www.DonateLife.net.

Organ Donation Facts & Statistics:
  • 119,000 people are currently on the national transplant waiting list.
  • 22 people die every day, waiting for a transplant.
  • The number of people on transplant waiting lists has doubled since 1998.
  • Nearly 31,000 transplants were performed in 2015.
  • A single donor can provide up to 8 lifesaving organs: heart, liver, lungs, pancreas, intestines, and kidneys.
  • A single donor can also heal the lives of up to 75 people, through their tissue donation.
  • 4 out of 5 organ donations come from deceased individuals.
  • Only 48% of U.S. adults are signed up as donors.

Registering to become an eye, tissue, or organ donor is as easy as filling out a secure, online form at RegisterMe.org or DonateLife.net:

Online Organ Donor Registration At RegisterMe.org

Other External Resources:

Donate Life America

OrganDonor.gov Organ Donation Statistics

Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network

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