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A Monthly Reminder to Become an Organ Donor

April is National Donate Life Month and a good time to remember to sign on as an organ donor. One person can save the lives of many.

There are thousands of people who need organ transplants. For those with liver disease, only about 6,000 liver transplants are performed in the U.S. each year while more than 17,000 others wait for livers to become available.

There is more than one way to be a liver donor. In addition to signing the organ donor registry giving permission for your liver (and other organs) to be transplanted after your death, you can also donate a lobe of your liver in a procedure called living donor liver transplantations.

Most of us haven’t seen the direct difference a new liver can make. But Thomas Carley, Alison Cubbellotti and Jeffrey Doerr and their families and friends sure can. Read their amazing stories and then enroll with your state’s organ donor registry. You can find out more about the organ donation process and sign up to become a donor by visiting here.


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