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April is National Donate Life Month, but any one at any time can register to donate life and volunteer to help the cause. In many states, you can sign up for organ donation when you vote, renew your license, or sign up online.  Be the hope, register and/or volunteer to spread the word about organ donation.  For further information, please visit any of these sites to register: Donate Life America, The National Network of Organ Donors and the US Government’s Health and Human Services site at OrganDonor.gov.

Despite continuing efforts at public education, misconceptions and inaccuracies about donation persist. Learn these facts to help you better understand organ, eye and tissue donation:

Fact: Anyone can be a potential donor regardless of age, race, or medical history.

Fact: All major religions in the United States support organ, eye and tissue donation and see it as the final act of love and generosity toward others.

Fact: If you are sick or injured and admitted to the hospital, the number one priority is to save your life. Organ, eye and tissue donation can only be considered after you are deceased.

Fact: When you are on the waiting list for an organ, what really counts is the severity of your illness, time spent waiting, blood type, and other important medical information, not your financial status or celebrity status.

Fact: An open casket funeral is possible for organ, eye and tissue donors. Through the entire donation process the body is treated with care, respect and dignity.

Fact: There is no cost to the donor or their family for organ or tissue donation.

-Donate Life America

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  1. April 29, 2012 at 11:00 am

    If you have a story regarding organ donation, please feel free to share and thank you.

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