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Donate Life Month

Parent holding child hands with kidneys

This April, during the federally sanctioned National Donate Life Month, LifeLink of Georgia and Augusta University Health honor the spirit of those individuals who make transplants possible—organ, eye, and tissue donors. We celebrate the lives of those who received their second chance and finally, we call attention to the more than 107,000 individuals, over 4,000 of whom are local men, women and children, still waiting for their gifts of life across the United States.

“Each year we work together with community partners to inform Georgians about the importance of organ and tissue donation,” says Dustin Diggs, FACHE, Executive Director, LifeLink of Georgia. “During Donate Life Month and every month, we share vital information about organ and tissue donation throughout the state and encourage every Georgian to learn the facts and commit to saving lives.”

Organ donation, with the primary exception of living kidney donation, takes place after death, and provides the gift of life to tens of thousands each year through heart, kidney, lung, liver, pancreas or intestine transplants. Without the generosity of organ donors those waiting will die. Register your decision to donate by visiting www.DonateLifeGeorgia.org, or when you get or renew your driver license or state identification card.

LifeLink of Georgia is a non-profit community service organization dedicated to the recovery of organs and tissues for transplantation. Visit ww.LifeLinkFoundation.org to learn more.

The dedicated Augusta University Health Kidney and Pancreas Transplant team know the special needs patients requiring a kidney or kidney/pancreas transplant require. That’s why we offer a multi-disciplinary approach to kidney/pancreas transplants to include a team of surgeons, specialists, dietitians and coordinators. Learn more about our team and transplant center, plus how you can get referred, at augustahealth.org/kidney-and-pancreas-transplant.

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Based in Augusta, Georgia, Augusta University Health is a world-class health care network, offering the most comprehensive primary, specialty and subspecialty care in the region. Augusta University Health provides skilled, compassionate care to its patients, conducts leading-edge clinical research and fosters the medical education and training of tomorrow’s health care practitioners. Augusta University Health is a not-for-profit corporation that manages the clinical operations associated with Augusta University.