You have the Power to Save Lives Through Organ Donation
August is National Minority Organ Donation Awareness Month. 95% of U.S. adults support organ donation but only 54% are actually signed up as donors. Currently there are 116,939 candidates for transplant on the U.S. national waiting list
.•Nearly 2 out of every 3 people on the waiting list are over the age of 50.
•Almost 2,000 children under 18 are on the waiting list
.•Almost 70,000 people (58%) on the list are ethnic minorities.
The power to save lives. ... It allows a donor to save up to eight lives through organ donation, and to save or improve the lives of up to 50 recipients through tissue and eye donation. Many grieving families of organ donors can take comfort in the fact that their loss may help to save or improve the lives of others. Check out 5 Things You Need to Know About Organ Donation and when you're ready to sign up go to www.donors1.org to register with Gift of Life.