By saying yes to donation you can make it possible for others to realize their hopes and dreams. You can bring comfort to a family worried about a loved one. All it takes is your decision to become an organ and tissue donor. Please get the facts and sign up today.
Each year, approximately 8,000 donors make possible more than 28,000 organ transplants. Meanwhile, the demand for organ, eye and tissue transplants continues to grow. It is LifeShare’s pleasure to provide you with information on how the system works and to share inspiring stories of people who have been touched by donation and transplantation. Whether you have been registered as a donor for years or are just considering it for the first time, don’t forget to tell your family you’ve registered to be a donor.
NEWS AND EVENTS
Making Valentine’s Day Special
You can give your heart to someone special – your liver and kidneys too! February 14th is National Donor Day. If you haven’t already, please take the time to show love on Valentine’s Day by registering to be an organ donor at www.donatelifenc.org/register. Flowers wilt and candy melts but the gift of life goes on.
Plan Now for Donate Life Month
With frost in the air, it’s hard to believe April is just around the corner. That means it’s time to start thinking about activities for National Donate Life Month. LifeShare will post planned events on our Facebook page and in our newsletter in the coming weeks. In the meantime, we hope everyone will start thinking about Blue and Green Day on Friday, April 11th. How will you celebrate?
Be sure to take a look at LifeShare’s newly-translated Spanish web site. The address is www.espanol.lifesharecarolinas.org.
Are You a Transplant Recipient or Donor Family Member?
Team North Carolina is actively recruiting participants for the Transplant Games of America to be held in Houston, Texas July 11-15, 2014. Contact Al Milek at email@example.com to learn more about North Carolina’s team. Additional information on the Transplant Games is available at www.transplantgamesofamerica.org.
Sporting Events Benefit LifeShare
Whether you like cycling, baseball or golf, LifeShare has an event for you. We have an exciting line-up scheduled throughout the year to highlight the need for more donors. They are listed on the calendar of events under the resource section of our web site. Look soon for an exciting announcement on an event coming this fall!
STORIES OF HOPE
6 Days follows the true-life story of Garrett Terrell, an 11-year old Concord boy who died way too early and became an organ donor. The film was the winner of the Donate Life Hollywood competition in 2010, beating out 25 other films from across the country. Garrett’s mother, a longtime LifeShare volunteer, tells his story as only a mother can.
See and experience more inspirational donation and transplantation stories of hope.
|Organ transplant statistics as of Jan. 31, 2014.|