April is designated nationally as Donate Life Month and provides a special opportunity for members of our community to recognize and honor organ and tissue donors and the miracle of transplantation. There are over 106,500 men, women and children on the United States waiting list for organ transplantation, with over 4,800 waiting in Florida and nearly 4,000 in Georgia. The need for organ donors is more critical than ever and hundreds of thousands more could benefit from tissue donation.
We thank you for your consideration and participation in issuing a proclamation recognizing April as Donate Life Month in your county/city. Through public education efforts to increase organ donation such as this proclamation, thousands of lives can be saved and enhanced.