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.