Life is defined as the capacity for growth, reproduction, functional activity, and continual change preceding death. Preceding death means before death. Did you know that there are more than 118,000 living men, women, and children who are awaiting lifesaving organ transplants? Did you know that every 10 minutes another person is added to the national transplant waiting list? Did you know that the donation of your organs could impact the LIFE of about 85 people?
Most Americans are in favor of being a donor – 95 percent of Americans, to be exact – but only 54 percent are actually registered. As a result, 22 people die each day waiting for an organ; 8,000 deaths occur annually in the U.S. because organs are not donated in time.
- By donating your organs, you could save up to eight lives.
- By donating your cornea, you would be able to restore sight to two people.
- By donating your tissue, you would be able to heal the lives of up to 75 people.
YOU can be someone’s difference between life and death. Register today to become an organ donor at www.donatelife.net/register/. Donating life-saving organs is a process that can be done at GRMC.
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