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Donate Life America, the national organization dedicated to increasing the number of registered organ, eye and tissue donors that save and heal lives, announced Tuesday a major initiative with Facebook.
The St. Louis City Board of Alderman announced a resolution on Friday, April 27 declaring April as National Donate Life Month in St. Louis.
Right now, there are 113,787 Americans, including 1,356 Missourians, waiting for life-saving organ transplants. Thousands more are preparing for life-enhancing cornea and tissue transplants. During National Donate Life Month this April, Donate Life Missouri (DLM) will raise awareness about the growing need for donors with a special “Donor Day at the Capitol” on Tuesday, April 17, 2012.
Secretary of State Jesse White urged all Illinoisans to join the state’s organ and tissue donor registry, following the unveiling of an ad campaign featuring Vikki Tulcus, a long-time advocate of the organ/tissue donor program, who now finds herself in need of a kidney.
A staggering statistic: More than 1,300 St. Louisans are currently waiting for a life-saving organ transplant. For some, it is their only hope of survival. More lives could be saved each year if more people made the decision to join the organ and tissue donor registry.
Donate Life America, the national organization promoting organ, eye and tissue donation, launched a bold new initiative to register 20 million people in 2012 on their state donor registries.
Donation and Transplant Community Celebrates Long-Awaited Milestone.
Over the past several years MTS has charted a steady course for excellence. By the generosity of donor families, and through the dedication of our staff and the many physicians, nurses, and partners, we continue our journey in 2011 to save even more lives.
Mid-America Transplant Services became the first Organ Procurement Organization nationwide to have its own onsite CT scanner in June.
Hospitals in the MTS region found creative ways to spread awareness of the benefits of organ and tissue donation during Donate Life month in April.