Thursday, January 14, 2016

CHRISTOPHER JACOBS: A DONOR’S STORY

Belton Journal | Josh R
According to the Southwest Transplant Alliance, every 10 minutes someone is added to transplant waiting list and 21 people die each day awaiting a transplant when registering to be an organ donor takes less than 60 seconds at DonateLifeTexas.org and there is no cost to the donor or their families. Anyone, regardless of age or medical history, can sign up to be a donor. One donor can save up to eight lives and one tissue donor can enhance the lives of over 50 people. In Texas, there are 13,208 people waiting on a transplant.

Southwest Transplant Alliance (STA) is a non-profit organ and tissue donor program serving hospitals & patients throughout much of Texas. Founded in 1974, STA is one of the largest of 58 federally designated organ procurement organizations in the U.S. It is the official link between those who need an organ to survive and those who have the potential to save lives by becoming donors. STA’s employees provide the complete range of services required to effectively recover donated organs. STA provides 24-hour service to recover, preserve, and transport the selfless gifts received and available through organ donation. STA also supports donor families, as well as develop volunteer advocate relationships that inspire diverse communities to give the gift of life and sign-up on the Donate Life registry. Since their inception, they have recovered over 20,000 organs and saved or enhanced the lives of nearly 100,000 individuals. Continue reading
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You have the power to SAVE Lives
We are asking you to register as an organ, eye and tissue donor today.
In California:
Donate LIFE California | Done VIDA California
Nationwide:
Organ Donor | Donate Life America
...and have a conversation with your family.

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