York News Times
Can you think of a more loving gesture than making February 14 the day you join thousands of Americans in making the decision to become a donor?
Organ donation is the process of giving an organ, or a part of an organ, for the purpose of transplantation into another person.
Transplantation gives hope to thousands of people with organs that have quit working or don’t work as well, and provides many others with active and renewed lives.
Every 10 minutes another name is added to the national organ transplant waiting list. Eighteen people will die each day waiting for an organ transplant.
Ninety percent of Americans say they support donation, but only 30% know the essential steps to take to be a donor.
Think about these numbers:
>> 112,657 Patients are Waiting*
>> 62,648 are Multicultural Patients*
>> 1,800 are Pediatric Patients*
>> 21,354 Organ Transplants Performed in 2011
>> 10,558 Organ Donors in 2011
*as of January 2012 Donate Life America