Monday, April 4, 2011

Donate Life!

Did you know that more than 100,000 men, women and children currently need life-saving organ transplants? Or that every 10 minutes another name is added to the national organ transplant waiting list? Or even that An average of 18 people die each day from the lack of available organs for transplant? Are you an organ donor? April is Donate Life month!

This issue is very close to my heart considering Mandy, my sister, received a liver transplant in the Fall of 2007. Mandy was on the list for thirteen months after spending the majority of her life in and out hospitals with a failing liver. I cannot even begin to comprehend the journey that God took her on, but the root of it is Mandy was blessed beyond anything we could ever imagine!

I am bringing this up today in hopes that you will consider becoming an organ donor. Donate Life is a phenomenal organization that can get you set up with all that you need to do in your state. You can also print out a family notification card to keep in your wallet that expresses your wishes to your family.

Consider talking to your friends and family about organ donation, because you never know who is looking for this information!

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