Statesman article 2_27_09 →
This article points out that the rate of deceased donation in Texas is relatively flat and that the Donate Life Texas Registry only has about 300,000 people signed up. You can help change that by encouraging everyone to go to http://budurl.com/donatelife and register to be an organ donor.
Facts About Organ Donation
There is a critical shortage of organs, tissues and eyes available for donation. There are more than 100,000 patients in the United States awaiting transplantation—more than 8,000 are Texans. Every 13 minutes, a new name is added to the national transplant waiting list. Every day, 18 people die waiting for a life-saving organ transplant. The Glenda Dawson Donate Life – Texas Registry is the...
Donate Life Day is held each year the Texas legislature convenes and is sponsored by Texas Transplantation Society (TTS). The 2009 Donate Life Day event will be held March 26, and is co-sponsored by Texas Organ Sharing Alliance. TTS is a non-profit professional association for physicians, nurses, lab professionals, and others who work in the field of organ transplantation or who support donation...