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Sunday, August 21, 2016

Editorial: Become an organ donor and save someone’s life today

NEW HAVEN REGISTER

While you are reading this, chances are another name has been added to the national waiting list of people waiting to receive a kidney, part of a liver, lung, or other organs. A name is added every 10 minutes.

An average of 79 people receive organ transplants every day — and that is something to cheer about — but another 22 die while waiting for the organ that would have extended their lives.

Two stories that appeared in the Register during the last seven days speak volumes about the importance of organ donation — whether that donation comes from a living donor or a donor who is deceased.

State Senate President Pro Tempore Martin M. Looney revealed to the public that he needs a kidney transplant and his search to obtain the organ has begun. Looney said he feels good right now but is being proactive as reaches out to parishioners at two Catholic parishes for help because his doctor has told him he will shortly need to rely on dialysis. Continue reading
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You have the power to SAVE Lives
Please 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 donation decision with your family. At stake is the legacy you plan to leave.

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