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Sunday, May 17, 2009

Be an organ donor in America...


Help Create a Donation Friendly America!

Each organ and tissue donor saves or improves the lives of as many as 50 people. Giving the "Gift of Life" may lighten the grief of the donor's own family. Many donor families say that knowing other lives have been saved helps them cope with their tragic loss.

Get Started!

1.) Register with your state donor registry.

Get more information on how to register to be a donor in your state. Most states, but not all, have donor registries.

HERE IS THE LINK: http://www.organdonor.gov/donor/registry.shtm

2.) Designate your decision on your driver’s license. Do this when you obtain or renew your license.

3.) Sign a donor card now. Carry the donor card with you until you can designate your donation decision on your driver’s license or join a donor registry.

-Download a page of eight donor cards to print and sign (PDF - 467 KB)

-Order a free donor card that will be mailed to you.

HERE IS THE LINK FOR THE CARDS: http://www.organdonor.gov/donor/index.htm

4.) Talk to your family now about your donation decision. Help your family understand your wish to be an organ and tissue donor before a crisis occurs. Then they will be prepared to serve as your advocate for donation.

This takes so little time, and will truly be the greatest gift you ever give someone. It's still the greatest gift I ever received, although my U2 IPOD was a close second...

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