Raising Donor Day awareness important
Today, Jan. 8, Pennsylvania will host its second annual PA Donor Day, a chance to galvanize our friends and neighbors to rally behind the nearly 7,000 Pennsylvanians who are waiting for a life-saving organ transplant.
Why Jan. 8? Because one registered donor has the power to save eight lives.
My own life has been deeply touched by organ donation. My mother donated her kidneys and corneas in 1996. After a lifetime of giving as a volunteer firefighter, EMS and youth group leader at church, my husband, Dave, gave the ultimate gift of a better life to others in February 2019.
I’ll be forever proud and grateful and will continue to do whatever I can to encourage people to be donors.
2021 PA Donor Day is especially critical as the number of Pennsylvanians registering as organ donors has slowed, with fewer Pennsylvanians going to DMVs due to the pandemic.
Thankfully, registration is something that all Pennsylvanians can do online at www.DonateLifePA.org.
If you are not registered to be an organ donor, please do so today.