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Monday, April 4, 2011

Peace, Love, Donate Life

 

Donate Life

“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give. “ ~Winston Churchill

April is National Donate Life Month.  Take the time to fill out that organ donor card.  Nationally, more than 108,000 people are on the waiting list for an organ transplant. 

These statistics were taken from the UNOS website:

Waiting list candidates as of today 11:03pm: 110,609

Active list candidates as of today11:03pm: 72,213

Transplants January - December 2010:   28,664

Donors January - December 2010:  14,506

Did you know that every 10 minutes another person is added to the national organ transplant waiting list?  Or that about approximately 18 people die a day while waiting on life-saving organs? Or only one in four people will receive life-saving organs in time to make a difference?

I think y’all know how I feel about the gift of organ donation and what it means to a family.  If case you are new here or have forgotten, on May 14, 2010 one man’s final act of charity allowed my father to receive a second chance at life. 

Please consider becoming an organ donor.  I did. 

10 comments:

GunDiva said...

Not only am I an organ donor, but so are all of my children. I'm a firm believer in it, even though organ donation hasn't personally touched our lives.

Thanks for posting this :)

Rachel said...

I am, I am, I am!

Our law enforcement employer has an awesome program that promotes organ donation. And I am so glad that my friend (you) are personally enjoying the gift of your dad's second chance!

Out of My Mind said...

Me Too! kt

Aunt Crazy said...

MEMEMEMEMEMEME

I'm an organ donor!

Kittie Howard said...

Beautiful! Thanks for writing about such an important topic. I'm a firm believer in what you wrote and am an organ donor (as is my hub.)

katclark88 said...

Thanks for posting about something that is so important! Love reading your blog =)

Ms.Wasteland said...

I'm a donor. Have been for years. As messed up as my body is I don't know what parts anyone can use be they're welcome to them when I'm gone. :)

Out of My Mind said...

It's been 2 weeks.....YOU'RE RUSTING!....kt

Out of My Mind said...

I forgot to tell you that i have an award waiting for you on my Fri/Sat post...Up to you what you do with it...just wanted you to know.....kt

G.R.I.T.S. said...

As a nurse I have watched heartache and happiness where this subject is concerned. I am a huge advocate of organ donation! I will say, it is bittersweet for a donor family, but in the end they find peace knowing that there is ultimately life gained....thank you to all of you who donate!