Each day, about 77 people receive organ transplants. However, 19 people die each day waiting for transplants that can’t take place because of the shortage of donated organs. If that’s not a need then I don’t know what is.
April is Donate Life month and I want to encourage anyone and everyone I can to sign up to become an organ donor. Many people I know have already generously signed the back of their Drivers License but, in many instances, that is not enough. If you don’t have your license with you, if you haven’t registered with your state, or if you haven’t had a conversation with your family, then your wishes may not be known.
If you are interested and you have a few minutes, take a look at the National Organ Donor site which can answer all your questions, link you to your state registry (where applicable), provide you with a down loadable donor card and even order a free organ donation awareness pin.
“Don’t take your organs to heaven with you. Heaven knows we need them here”. ~Author unknown, attributed to both Dan and Barbara Hladio and Thomas Boyadjis, Sr.