Friday, April 15, 2016

Become a registered organ, eye and tissue donor on Blue & Green Day


Danielle JesterFairchild Medical Center Auxiliary volunteer Robin Watson stands next to the Donate Life booth in the FMC lobby.

April is Donor Awareness month and Fairchild Medical Center Auxiliary volunteers are educating the public about organ, eye and tissue donation, as well as promoting the Donate Life California donor registry. Today is “National Donate Life Blue & Green Day,” when the public is encouraged to wear blue and green to represent Donate Life and bring awareness to organ donation.

FMC Auxiliary member Robin Watson has been in the hospital lobby this week beside a booth with information on organ donation and the donor registry. Watson said she first became interested in spreading awareness about the program after attending a volunteer leadership conference where she was moved by the stories shared by donor’s families and organ recipients.

Watson remarked that there are many myths surrounding organ, eye and tissue donation which donor awareness volunteers are working to dispel. One common myth which Watson listed was the idea that one can be too old to donate organs; there is no such thing, she said. 

The biggest myth that people believe, according to Watson, is the thought that if a person registers as an organ donor, then doctors will not work as hard to save that person’s life should they wind up in the hospital in life-threatening circumstances. Continue reading
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
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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