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
On behalf of our entire organization, LifeShare extends warm holiday wishes to you and yours. In the spirit of the season, we have a Christmas card we would like to share with you.
Be sure to tune into the Rose Parade on New Year’s Day to see Julie M. Allred and many others riding on the Donate Life float.
As you can imagine, the holidays can be a difficult for people who have lost a loved one, especially a child. If you haven’t already corresponded with your donor’s family, now would be a good time.
Team North Carolina is recruiting organ, eye and transplant recipients to participate in the Transplant Games of America next July in Houston, Texas. Interested? Visit the official web site at transplantgamesofamerica.org.
As is our tradition, the winter edition of LifeShare’s newsletter is dedicated to all eye, organ and tissue donors. This year there are two must-read stories featuring a teenager who died too early and a transplant recipient who thanks to his donor, had the opportunity to live life to the fullest.
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 Nov. 29, 2013.|