By writer to www.dailyherald.com
Throughout Nationwide Donate Life Month in April, Edward-Elmhurst Well being is encouraging members of the group to register at www.registerme.org/EEHealth as organ, eye and tissue donors and to honor people who have saved lives by way of the present of donation.
Edward-Elmhurst’s request is a part of its participation with Reward of Hope within the nationwide Hospital Organ Donation Marketing campaign.
This initiative, sponsored by the U.S. Division of Well being and Human Companies, and Well being Sources and Companies Administration, runs by way of April 30.
This system’s purpose is to assist develop consciousness about the advantages of organ and tissue donation and improve donor registration. For the reason that program’s inception in 2011, the marketing campaign has generated greater than 552,000 donor registrations.
There are greater than 112,000 folks within the U.S. who’re ready for an organ transplant. Whereas 95% of U.S. adults help organ donation, solely 58% are registered as donors.
By turning into a registered organ and tissue donor, folks might sometime:
• Save as much as eight lives by way of organ donation;
• Restore sight in as much as 2 folks by way of eye donation;
• Heal greater than 25 folks by way of tissue donation.
Reward of Hope Organ & Tissue Donor Community is a not-for-profit group that coordinates organ and tissue donation and offers public schooling on donation in Illinois and northwest Indiana. To study extra, go to www.GiftofHope.org.
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