November 29, 2012

One thing in 2013

Day 29:  “If I could accomplish one thing (anything) in 2013 it would be…”

One of my biggest goals for 2013 is going to be to help add more names to the registered donor list.  I am going to start my goal at 13 people and go from there.  I didn't set a goal this year and I feel like I haven't shared enough about Organ Donation much this year.  With a year like I had it seems like there was just so much negativity.  That has got to change.  I have high hopes for next year.  But I'm not going to wait till then. I am hoping to end the year with a bang.  Enjoy as much of the last month of the year as I can and go into the next with nothing but good.  

Do you know how many registered donors there are in your state?  According to our registry there are 2,999,471 donors registered in the state of Texas.  I know that seems like a lot, after all Texas is a huge state.  Guess how many donors Florida has?  6,879,539.  Seriously Texas?  Hopefully next year I will help add a few to our growing registry.  

As of today there are 116,570 people waiting on the list with me.  Between January and August of this year there were only 18,986 transplants preformed.  Every 10 minuets a name is added to the list and 18 people die on average each day waiting for a transplant.  We need more people to register so that more people can be saved.  

Will you help me reach my goal next year?  Why wait, register now.  I'm starting my goal now!  The sooner the better.  Head over to Donate Life America and register to be an organ donor.  And let me know that you did.  Maybe I should give away something to the first few people?  I do have some very nice Donate Life bags...

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