Give the ultimate Valentine's Day gift - the gift of life

by admin February 14, 2011

Participate in National Donor Day

 

February 14 is a day filled with heart-shaped candy, flowers, cards, and most of all, love. In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) invites everyone to share their love by becoming an organ and tissue donor. Today is National Donor Day.

 

As of February 10, 110,324 people were on a national waiting list for an organ donation, up more than 80 percent from the 59,862 people on the list a decade before, according to the U.S. HRSA.

 

Become a donor can save up to eight lives through organ donation and enhance many others through tissue donation. In honor of National Donor Day the HRSA is urging Americans to become a donor by filling out an organ and tissue donation card and registering with the state donor registry. To find out more information and become an organ donor in Florida, click here: http://www.donatelifeflorida.org/.

 

Other ways to donate are to join the registry of volunteers willing to donate marrow and cord blood as well as blood donations. To find out more information on how to register and donate marrow and cord blood as well as where to donate blood, visit http://www.lifesouth.org/.

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