Donate Life during National Transplant Week – Organ, eye, tissue, marrow, and blood donors are saving lives every day. Sign up to donate life during National Transplant Week.
The chance to save and improve lives happens every day. For anyone who would like to make an impact on the future and save the life of someone in need, there is plenty you can do. During the month of July, National Transplant Week is a time to shed light on the importance of signing up to be an organ donor.
National Transplant Week
Organ, eye, tissue, marrow, and blood donors are saving lives every day. Just one donor can save up to 8 lives. These transplants can come from someone living or the deceased and can help give someone else a chance at life that they otherwise maybe would not have had.
For example, cornea donations can restore sight for 2 people and more than 75 lives can be healed from just 1 person’s tissue donation. Donating birth tissue such as placenta and amniotic membrane can grant the gift of wound healing for someone in need.
In the U.S. so many people are diagnosed with blood cancers like Leukemia daily and bone marrow transplants from donors can save their lives.
This month we celebrate all of those who have been a donor and helped so many and encourage others to follow in their example.
Be the Match – Donor Registration
Another important cause that goes hand in hand with donating organs for transplants is signing up to be a donor to be matched with someone in need. The startling reality is that more than 100,000 people are waiting for lifesaving organ transplants.
Celebrated the entire month of April, The “Be a Match” campaign for donor registration focuses on living donation signups and educates the public how they can make an impact in the lives of so many still waiting for organ transplants. According to Donatelife.net, eighty-five percent of living donations requirements are patients waiting for a kidney.
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