Lawrence County Commissioners Proclaim April Donate Life Month

(BEDFORD) - The Lawrence County Commissioners granted Coroner Rob Herr's request to proclaim April Donate Life Month.

Herr told the commissioners the proclamation would do three things:
  • Recognize the benefits to recipients of donations and the bright futures they have after receiving a transplant
  • Celebrates the generosity of people who choose to become organ donors and encourage registration to donate tissues and organs
  • To have families communicate with loved ones about being a donor and making their wishes known before a tragic event
  • The proclamation is an opportunity to celebrate our county's organ, eye and tissue donors and to inspire more people to say yes to donation.
Currently there are nearly 121,000 Americans on the waiting list for an organ transplant.

"When a person donates locally they can save between 50 to 100 people" Coroner Herr says. "This proclamation will help bring attention to the benefit of donating." Continue reading
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