ORGAN DONATION

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Every 13 minutes a new name is added to the national waiting list for organs in the United States.
One of those names could soon be mine.

Facts about organ & tissue donation from the New York Organ Donor Network website www.nyodn.org/organ/o_statistics_overview.html

*In the U.S., More than 96,000 people are waiting for organs and tissue for transplantation .

* Each organ and tissue donor saves or improves the lives of as many as 50 people.

*This year, over 6000 people in the U.S. will die waiting for organs.

*So the next time you are at the DMV and the clerk asks if you want to be an organ donor, take a minute to think about the 96,000 folks who are waiting for a second chance to lead a healthy life.
And if you’ve ever said to yourself, “It doesn’t affect me. I don’t know anyone who needs a transplant…” Well, now you do.

If you would like to learn more about organ and tissue donation, please take a look at these websites.

http://www.nyodn.org/organ/o_myth.html

http://www.unos.org/

http://www.unos.org/

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Baby Boomers…there is nothing on me that they could use for a transplant…but the rest of you out ther who are healthy…please consider being a donor.

~The Baby Boomer Queen~

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