Wednesday, September 10, 2008

VT Media Produces New Series on Organ and Tissue Donation and Transplants

Organ and Tissue Donation and Transplants.
Press Release:

Boca Raton, FL, September 09, 2008 --( In order to raise public awareness as to the importance of Organ and Tissue Registration and Organ and Tissue Donation, the producers are putting together a series for global distribution.

According to information provided by “Gift Of Hope”, a non-profit donor network, “Nearly 100,000 people are waiting for Organ Transplants Nationally. Every 13 minutes someone is added to this list and an average of 18 people will die while waiting, and 1 in 20 Americans will require some type of Organ or Tissue transplant over their lifetimes”. “One donor can save, prolong life or assist as many as 50 people,” said producer Mike Rawlinson. The key is educating the public in a respectful and tasteful manner when broaching what can be uncomfortable subject matter. It is much more efficacious to propagate a living decision for an individual to become a donor, as opposed to approaching the deceased’s family during their time of grieving. One must see or speak with only one family whose loved one’s life was spared, in order to know that one person can truly make a difference.

According to the United Network of Organ Sharing, “as of 8/28/08 there were 99,501 waiting list candidates, 11,517 transplants and only 5,805 donors”. In the same light, Donate Life America states that “there has been a 10% increase in donor designations over the last 18 months bringing the total number of registered donors to nearly 70 million. Still only 35% of licensed drivers and ID card holders have committed themselves to donation by registering to be donors through their state registry or Motor Vehicle Departments, leaving the donor shortage as a leading public health crisis”.

About VT Media:

VT Media is a privately owned and operated television production company that is on the leading edge of documentary television industry. For more information go to our web site.

“You Have the Power to Save Lives – Sign Your Donor Card & Tell Your Loved Ones of Your Decision”

Register to be a donor in Ontario or Download Donor Cards from Trillium Gift of Life Network
For other Canadian provinces click here

In the United States, be sure to find out how to register in your state at or Download Donor Cards from OrganDonor.Gov

Your generosity can save up to eight lives through organ donation and enhance another 50 through cornea and tissue donation

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