August 5, 2010

A Birthday Wish

A while back I posted about the number of people waiting for a life saving organ transplant.  So many of my friends and family stated that they are donors.  But I wonder how many of you really are.  Did you know its not as simply as saying "I am a donor" does not guarantee that your wishes will be granted when the time comes. 

So here's my wish. I wish that all of my family and friends would register to be organ donors.  You can register HERE. It only takes a few minuets.  Don't forget to let the DMV know as well so they can put it on your licence.  And talk to your family.  Let them know your wishes and reasons for choosing to be a donor.  If you need a few, here you go.

  • Each day, about 77 people receive organ transplants but about 19 die each day waiting. 
  • By donating your organs and tissue you can save or improve up to 50 lives.
  • Every 10 minuets another name is added to the list.
  • There are more than 100,000 people waiting for a life saving transplant.
  • More than 1700 of those people are under the age of 18
Seriously. I cant think of any reason not to donate!  You will not need them where you are going.  And you will be giving the greatest gift of all...Life! So share with me.  Are you a registered donor? And what made you decide to be, or not to be :( a donor?

3 comments:

  1. Christina SchladenAug 11, 2010, 10:40:00 AM

    I hope you win this harsh battle!

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  2. Christina SchladenAug 11, 2010, 10:40:00 AM

    I hope you win this harsh battle!

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