sábado, 14 de febrero de 2015

Celebrate National Donor Day

Dept. of Health & Human Services

Feb 13, 2015
By: Mary K. Wakefield, PhD, RN, Administrator, Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
As we share our hearts with loved-ones this Valentine’s Day, we also can show our heart for others as part of National Donor Day, which takes place on February 14th as well. National Donor Day is a celebration of what organ, eye, and tissue donors make possible with their gift of life. You can participate by signing up to become a donor and sharing the lifesaving message of organ, eye, and tissue donation. Visit organdonor.gov to get started.

Since 1995, more than 443,000 people have received a second chance at life made possible by an organ donor.

For Carlee, a 15 year-old two-time heart transplant recipient, “Nothing’s impossible.”  With a smile she dances, plays tennis, and learns to drive—she lives life to the fullest.  “When I step out on stage, I think that I'm communicating with people,” she says.  “Yes, you can have two heart transplants, but you can do whatever you want to do, or be who you want to be.”

Carlee: two-time heart transplant recipient
READ MORE: Celebrate National Donor Day

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