This is Donate Life Month. It’s a good time to think about how you can help others. Just pledge to donate your organs, tissues and corneas to others when you die; by doing so, you may save up to eight lives and enhance the lives of many others.
Did you know that as of March 2012, there were 113,115 patients waiting for an organ donation or tissue or cornea transplant? More than 1,800 of them were children. (Source: organdonor.gov)
In 2011 there were:
14,144 organ donors
28,535 organ transplants
More than 46,000 cornea transplants
Each day, an average of 79 people receive organ transplants. However, an average of 18 people die each day waiting for transplants that can’t take place because of the shortage of donated organs.
To learn more about how and why you should help or to sign up, go to organdonor.gov today.
Isn’t great to think that you can save others, even after you’re gone?
To find out more about end of life planning, check out diesmart.com.