Wednesday, December 19, 2007

On the fifth day of Christmas... give the gift of life

Did you know that more than 2,000 people are currently waiting for a life-saving organ transplant in Virginia, which means that each week THREE Virginians will die waiting for it?

Please give the gift of life by declaring yourself an organ and tissue donor.

There are two easy ways to sign up online:
at in Virginia or elsewhere in the US.

I really like the honest, informative, and direct layout of

If you have already designated yourself as an organ donor on your license, that means you are automatically transferred to save7lives. If you would like to confirm that you are in there, it just takes a few minutes.

If you have thought about being a donor, but still have questions, I recommend their easy-to-navigate myths/facts section. If you have any religious concerns, both sites can address those.

Live consciously:
When you declare yourself a donor, your body is able to provide more than just your organs: in addition tissues, stem cells, blood and platelets. Collectively this can improve or save the lives of as many as 50 individuals!

Make a difference:
Sign up to be an organ donor today. Share your donation decision with your family (so that they understand your wishes)

Make a bigger difference:
Share your concern for saving lives with your friends and family.


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