February 14th is National Donor Day—a day designated to recognize the importance of organ, eye, tissue, marrow, and blood donation. National Donor Day was established in 1998 to encourage others to register as donors of organs and tissues. Nearly 120,000 patients are on the waiting list to receive a lifesaving organ transplant, and many others are in need of tissue, bone marrow, blood, and platelet donation. Registering to be a donor is a selfless act that could save a life in the future.
Here are a few ways you can celebrate National Donor Day:
Educate others and share the importance of becoming a donor.
Participate in a local blood or marrow drive.
Recognize those who have given and received the gift of life through donation.
Register to be an organ, eye, or tissue donor at donatelife.net.
Every day, lives are saved and improved by the gift of life, sight, and overall health. Organ donation and transplantation save over 28,000 lives a year. Consider becoming a donor, educate yourself and others, and spread awareness today and everyday. Learn more about how you can get involved and make a difference.