The greatest gift that one person can give to another is the gift of life. And every day, organ donors across America give that gift.
But sadly, there are not nearly enough people who make the decision to become an organ donor, and then follow through by registering at organdonor.gov
And every day on average, 18 people die while waiting for an organ transplant. As of today, February 11, there are more than 113,000 people waiting for transplants
The need is desperate. The United Network for Organ Sharing, a non-profit organization which operates under a contract with the federal government, advises that the gap between the number of committed donors and the number of people on the waiting list continues to widen.
From time to time, we post a reminder of both the need, and the ease with which registering can be done. It is important to note that there is no age limit for becoming a donor.