April is Donate Life Month. As of March 2012* there are :
113,115 Patients Waiting
63,016 Multicultural Patients
1,801 Pediatric Patients
There were 28,535 Organ Transplants Performed in 2011 and 14,144 Organ Donors in 2011
In California, visit www.donatelifecalifornia.org for more information or for national information go to www.donate life.net
Please don’t make your families go through the heartbreak of losing you AND trying to figure out what your thoughts were on organ donation. Make the decision now – for them, for you, for the many people who might be given life even if you have lost yours.
I can’t imagine that my aging, irradiated and chemo-ed organs would be good for anyone but I’ll let doctors make that decision when I’m gone. If I could help someone else, even if it was a bridge until a better match could be found, I’m in.
How about you? Whatever you decide, let your family know so they don’t have to guess.
* from the Donate Life website