Roses and candy hearts aren’t the only way that you can “spread the love” today…it’s also National Organ Donor Day! Donatelifeamerica.org has made it their mission for 2012 to get 20 million new registered organ donors this year. Currently there are over 115,000 people in this country awaiting life-saving transplant surgeries, this amounts to approximately 19 people a day dying from a lack of a transplant.
Check out this story from Emory University Hospital this past January about a nurse, Allison, who donated her kidney to her 22-year old patient, Clay who she barely knew.
So how can you help? Register yourself as an organ, eye, and tissue donor here: http://donatelife.net/register-now/ and encourage your friends and family to do the same. Did you know that one donor can save up to 8 lives!