Are you a registered organ, eye and tissue donor?
In April, Delta County Memorial Hospital makes a special effort to celebrate the tremendous generosity of those who have saved lives by becoming organ, tissue, marrow and blood donors and to encourage more Americans to follow their fine example.
Losing a loved one can be one of the most difficult experiences a family will go through; yet in the midst of tragedy, many families find comfort and hope by choosing the gift of organ and tissue donation. At the same time families are at the height of their grief, there are more than 112,000 people nationwide who are currently hoping that someone, somewhere, will say yes to donation. In doing so, those who await a transplant are given the precious gift of life and are forever changed.
Did you know...?
More than 2,100 Colorado and Wyoming residents are currently on the waiting list to receive a lifesaving organ transplant.
Just one donor can save up to eight lives through organ donation and can save and heal more than 100 lives through tissue donation.
Organs that can be donated include the heart, liver, lungs, kidneys, pancreas and small bowel.
Tissue is needed to replace bone, tendons and ligaments lost to severe trauma, cancer, and other diseases. Corneas restore sight, heart valves repair cardiac defects and damage, and skin grafts help burn patients heal.
Anyone interested in giving the gift of life should register their decision regardless of age or health concerns. Don't rule yourself out!
Virtually all religions support organ and tissue donation as an unselfish act of charity.
Transplantation can only happen with the generosity of organ and tissue donors. Unfortunately, the need for donors is much greater than the number of people who donate.
You have the power to change someone's world by being an organ, eye and tissue donor.
It's about living. It's about life.
For more information visit DonateLifeColorado.org or call (888) 256-4386.blog comments powered by Disqus