Why April is an Important Month to Save a Life
Today’s health news concerns a very important health issue: organ donation. The month of April is National Donate Life Month—so it’s a perfect time to consider your thoughts on this matter. Have you made a decision to become an organ donor? Are you still undecided? Here are some sobering statistics from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services:
- Over 100,000 people are waiting for an organ right now
- 18 people will die each day waiting for an organ
- One organ donor can save up to eight lives
Many people struggle with the decision to become an organ donor. It’s an important decision that can affect your family and friends at a very difficult time—and that’s why it’s vital to be prepared if the time comes when you don’t expect it.
Let’s take a few moments to dispel some of the roadblocks that get in the way of becoming an organ donor. Read more