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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.
A floragraph of Kyndall Brown will be part of the Donate Life float at the 123rd annual parade.
When Sarah Tuley was four years old and in need of a cornea transplant because a virus took her vision, her grandmother gave her a little baby doll to overcome her fear of surgery. Now a 19-year-old college freshman, she is sharing her message of encouragement, hope and comfort with “Life Bears.”
Through the generosity of donor families, MTS unites with physicians, nurses, and other partners to save more lives in our communities. This selfless act inspires the staff of MTS, and compels us to create a meaningful donation experience for all potential and actual donor families.
Donation and Transplant Community Celebrates Long-Awaited Milestone.