Chicago Marathon 2012

Chicago Marathon 2012
You Can Still Run For A Cause!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Did you know?

# More than 100,000 men, women and children currently need life-saving organ transplants.

# Every 11 minutes another name is added to the national organ transplant waiting list.

# An average of 18 people die each day from the lack of available organs for transplant.

# In 2008, there were 7,984 deceased organ donors and 6,218 living organ donors resulting in 27,961 organ transplants.

# In 2007, approximately 30,000 grafts were made available for transplant by eye banks within the United States.

# According to research, 98% of all adults have heard about organ donation and 86% have heard of tissue donation.

# 90% of Americans say they support donation, but only 30% know the essential steps to take to be a donor.

Find your state's organ donor registrey here.

Thank you from the bottom of my liver.

1 comment:

Araby62 (a.k.a. Kathy) said...

You're welcome :-) I'm already on my state's list. Not sure they want my pancreas, but the other working bits are fair game.

WV: gympe
Don't be a gympe. Donate life!