OrganDonor.Gov reminds us that Valentine's Day, February 14, is the 10th National Donor Day -- a day to give the gift of life and I remind everyone to register to be an organ donor, sign you donor card and speak to your family about your wishes. It could be the most important gift you will ever give, both a gift of life and a gift of love.
I will be forever grateful to my donor and donor family for giving me the gift of life and I honor them today by reminding them that donating their loved one's lung to save my life was the ultimate expression of caring and unconditional love.
“You Have the Power to Save Lives – Register to be an organ and tissue donor & Tell Your Loved Ones of Your Decision”
Register to be a donor in Ontario or Download Donor Cards from Trillium Gift of Life Network. NEW for Ontario: recycleMe.org - Learn The Ins & Outs Of Organ And Tissue Donation. Register Today! For other Canadian provinces click here
In Great Britain, register at NHS Organ Donor Register
In Australia, register at Australian Organ Donor Register
Your generosity can save up to eight lives with heart, kidneys, liver, lungs, pancreas and small intestine transplants. One tissue donor can help up to 100 other people by donating skin, corneas, bone, tendon, ligaments and heart valves
Has your life been saved by an organ transplant? "Pay it forward" and help spread the word about the need for organ donation - In the U.S. another person is added to the national transplant waiting list every 11 minutes and 18 people die each day waiting for an organ or tissue transplant.