Organ donation: The facts, the needs, the success

NEWS 4 JAX
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - April is National Donate Life Month, a time when organizations throughout the organ and tissue donation community work together to share with as many people as possible the critical need for donors in the community and across the nation. 
Consider these facts:
  • Nearly 120,000 people are on the national transplant waiting list.
  • Nearly 5,400 of those live in Florida.
  • While 95 percent of people say they support organ donation, only 52 percent have joined the organ donor registry.
  • Every 10 minutes, another name is added to the transplant list.
  • Each day, 22 people on the transplant list die waiting.

That is why The Morning Show is preparing a week of special coverage to increase your understanding of organ donation and how to join the organ-donor registry. Coverage begins Monday, April 3. In the days that follow, Channel 4 will present four stories featuring several area patients who are on the transplant list awaiting The Gift of Life.
Shirley Scott Brill

Monday: Shirley Scott Brill

Nine years after her double lung transplant, Shirley Scott Brill is a passionate spokeswoman for organ donation. In particular, she is devoted to reaching out to multicultural communities. Continue reading



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Be sure to share your decision with your family to ensure your generous gift is honored,  At risk is the legacy you wish to leave.
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