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Saturday, April 16, 2016

Awareness Day Recognizes Organ Donors

WESTERN SLOPE NOW | Lauren Glenda

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo

There are nearly 2,700 men, women and children, in Colorado alone, who are waiting on a life-saving organ transplant; nationally there are 124,000.

The sheer size of those numbers is why April is celebrated as National Donate Life Month; recognizing those who have already saved others lives through organ donation.

According to the Donor Alliance and Donate Life Colorado, of the current transplant candidates in Colorado, 16 percent have been on the waiting list for five years or longer. When it comes to age, 31 percent of those waiting for a transplant are under the age of 50. Continue reading VIDEO
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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
To ensure donation happens, please share your decision with your family. At stake is the legacy you wish to leave.

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