Thursday, April 12, 2012

Organ Donor Networks ring opening bell at NASDAQ

April 11, 2012, 9:01 p.m. EDT
NJ Sharing Network and New York Organ Donor Network
to Ring The NASDAQ Stock Market Opening Bell
in Celebration of April as National Donate Life Month

The NJ Sharing Network and New York Organ Donor Network will visit the NASDAQ MarketSite in Times Square in celebration of April as National Donate Life Month. The month long celebration honors the generosity of organ, eye and tissue donors and their families and commemorates all transplant recipients in the United States. Friday, April 20 will be the inaugural National Donate Life Blue and Green Day, a day when legislators, media partners, corporations, hospitals, and communities will come together to wear blue and green to issue a critical call to action to register as an organ and tissue donor on your driver's license or at
In honor of the occasion, Jessica Melore, one of Donate Life America's "12 Most Inspiring Women of 2012" and Senior Manager of Education and Programs at NJ Sharing Network will ring the Opening Bell.
NASDAQ MarketSite -- 4 Times Square -- 43rd & Broadway -- Broadcast Studio
Thursday, April 12, 2012 -- 9:15 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. ET
Jessica Melore Senior Manager, Education and Partnerships NJ Sharing Network (551) 689-2430
NASDAQ MarketSite:
Jen Knapp (212) 401-8916

“You Have the Power to Donate Life – to become an organ and tissue donor Sign-up today!
Tell Your Loved Ones of Your Decision”
Australia, register at Australian Organ Donor Register
New Zealand, register at Organ Donation New Zealand
South Africa,
United States,
United Kingdom, register at NHS Organ Donor Register
Your generosity can save or enhance the lives of up to fifty people with heart, kidneys, liver, lungs, pancreas and small intestine transplants (see allotransplantation). One tissue donor can help 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. Organs can save lives, corneas renew vision, and tissue may help to restore someone's ability to walk, run or move freely without pain. Life Begins with You.

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