Organ donation brings healing to others

PRESS ARGUS-COURIER | June Black
Mona Daniel and son Austin Daniel
Organ donation is not something the average person wants to think about. In fact, it is a subject that is avoided by many, and totally ignored by most.

It was much the same with Mona Daniel of Van Buren prior to her life-saving liver transplant on Jan. 23, 2010. She admits that she had never thought much about organ donation, and in fact the subject bothered her.

“Now that I am an organ recipient and have become more educated about it, I see it completely differently,” she said.

The Donate Life America organization designates each April as Donate Life Month in an effort to educate the public and help clear up many of the myths and misconceptions surrounding organ and tissue donation.

The goal of this month-long awareness campaign is to emphasize the message that each individual has the potential to make life possible by registering as an organ and tissue donor and to celebrate those who have saved lives through the gift of donation.

This year’s theme is based around American author and poet Maya Angelou’s quote, “Be a rainbow in someone else’s cloud.” Just as a rainbow provides optimism following a storm, organ donation can provide the means to bring comfort to one family in mourning knowing their gift is bringing healing to another. Continue reading

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You have the power to SAVE lives.  Register as an organ, eye, and tissue donor
Go to: RegisterMe.org   |   Social Media Declaration: #OrganDonor
To ensure your gift is honored, share your donation wishes with family and friends
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