April marks National Donate Life Month

OUTBREAK NEWS TODAY

April 1st marks federally sanctioned Donate Life Month. Throughout the month, LifeLink of Florida honors the spirit of those individuals who make transplants possible—organ, tissue and eye donors.

We celebrate the lives of recipients fortunate enough to have received their second chance at life thanks to the generosity of an organ donor, remember the heroes of organ and tissue donation whose legacies live on in the lives of those they helped save – and call attention to the more than 118,000 men, women and children who still wait; more than 5,600 patients waiting in Florida alone. Today, we encourage everyone to take action to save lives.

One organ donor can potentially save the lives of eight people, and improve the lives of 70 more through tissue donation. Donation, with the primary exception of living kidney donation, occurs after death and deciding to register as a donor does not impact your medical care should you become ill or injured in an accident. People of all ages can choose to donate and help others in need, and donation is supported by all major religions as a personal choice and act of generosity. Donation places no financial burden on the donor’s family. Continue reading

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You have the power to SAVE Lives
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 your gift of life is honored, please share your decision with your family. At risk is the legacy you wish to leave.
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