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Retired Athens police officer Ron Ultz is grateful for all of the individuals who have agreed to donate their organs once they die.
Organ donation saved his personal daughter in 2006 and gave her a very good life past that.
Sara Ultz, the valedictorian at East Limestone Excessive College in 1996, devoted her life to serving to others by changing into a registered nurse. Though she died March 29, she and thousands and thousands of others wouldn’t have survived lengthy with out donated organs.
April is a month for everybody to find out about organ donation and take into account changing into an organ donor.
Throughout the Athens Metropolis Council assembly Monday, Mayor Ronnie Marks acknowledged April as Nationwide Donate Life Month within the metropolis. In keeping with the town’s proclamation, 112,000 People, together with 1,400 Alabamians, are on the nationwide transplant ready record. Each 10 minutes, one other particular person is added to the record, and every day, 22 folks die as a result of the organs they want should not donated in time, in accordance with the proclamation.
To deal with the well being disaster, the town urges residents to find out about organ donation and register to donate organs, eyes and tissue via one of many following: the Nationwide Donate Life Registry, RegisterMe.org, LegacyofHope.org or your native workplace of the Alabama Division of Motor Automobiles.
For these needing extra motivation to develop into a donor, listed below are some information from Donate Life America:
• The biggest soccer stadium in the USA couldn’t maintain the variety of sufferers at present on the organ donation ready record — a complete of greater than 113,000 folks;
• 8,000 deaths happen every year within the U.S. as a result of organs should not donated in time;
• 82% of sufferers ready are in want of a kidney;
• 1 out of three deceased donors is over age 50; and
• One particular person’s option to be an organ donor can assist as much as 75 folks.
Go to donatelife.net for extra info.
— Ron Ultz will talk about his daughter’s life, and her current loss of life, within the Might version of The Information Courier’s Limestone Life journal.
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