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Saturday, March 3, 2012

Librarians, Plan Ahead for April: National Donate Life Month

Virtual Library Notes | Lauren
To support your library’s health programming strategy, here are April health program ideas – brought to you by The Pulse, part of the Gale Health and Wellness Resource Center.

Every day 75 people receive life-changing, if not life-saving organ transplants, but every day 20 people die while waiting for transplants, and at any given time more than 100,000 people are waiting for transplants, according to the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. With more than 2.5 million deaths in the United States each year, the number of people waiting could be significantly lower if more people would register as donors.

By promoting National Donate Life Month this April, your library can make a difference. Promoting it will be easy with these free resources and with information from Gale Health and Wellness Resource Center:

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