by Sarah Miller, MSN, RN-BC - Injury Prevention Coordinator, Trauma Services

April is national Donate Life month - register today to be an organ, eye and tissue donation.

Did you know?

118,000 men, women, and children are waiting on lifesaving organ transplants in the U.S. Every 10 minutes another person is added to the national transplant waiting list. And 22 people die each day waiting for an organ.

You have the power to help!

You can choose to donate your organs, cornea, or tissue. One donor can save up to 8 lives with organ donation, restore sight to 2 people with cornea donation, and heal the lives of 75 people with tissue donation. In 2016 alone, 33,600 transplants brought new life for patients and their families who had been waiting.

Register to be a Donor TODAY!

Each registration serves as a symbol of hope for those who are waiting for a lifesaving transplant. You can register or update your registration information online.