National Organ Donor Awareness Month Is No Joke – Renal Support Network Urges President Trump And Elected Officials To Give The Gift Of Life


GLENDALE, Calif., March 31, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Renal Support Network (RSN), a nonprofit patient organization that helps people who are affected by chronic kidney disease, announces a month-long campaign urging Elected Officials to become an organ donor and make their decision known to the public via a social media post.

RSN is known for kidney themed social media posts on April Fools Day. This year RSN goes one step further and encourages people to participate in a campaign to inspire U.S. elected officials to register to become organ donors.

People of all ages, medical histories and religious backgrounds should consider themselves potential donors. One organ donor can save eight lives. RSN is urging all to email, call or social media post their state and national representatives by asking them to become an organ donor.

RSN founder and president Lori Hartwell and kidney transplant recipient says, "With all eyes on the future of healthcare, it's important to keep organ donation on the minds of everyone. There are 119,000 people on the organ donation waiting list. Over 90,000 people are waiting for a kidney. Although 95% of Americans are in favor of being a donor, only 54% are registered. There is an urgent need to fill that gap. On average, 22 people die each day while waiting for a life-saving transplant. Every ten minutes, someone is added to the national transplant waiting list. Continue reading
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