Today is the day to give your heart to someone. No, not because it is Valentine’s Day, but because February 14 is also National Organ Donor Day!
At any given time, over 100,000 people are waiting for an organ that could save their lives, but each day, 18 people die waiting for an organ. National Organ Donor Day was set in place in 1998 to raise awareness surrounding organ donation.
Organ donation focuses on five major areas: organs, tissues, marrow, platelets, and blood. National Organ Donor Day draws attention to ways people can help others by becoming organ donors, singing up for blood donations, as well as giving marrow and tissue donations. Visit http://www.organdonor.gov to find out more.
Sources: Huffington Post