|5/10/2014 11:46:00 AM|
Become an organ donor
Catholic News Service
Cassie Stanley of Elburn, Ill., and Ben Mazzoni, a lung transplant patient and member of St. Benedict Parish in Chicago, join other patients and their families as they honor organ donors during a ceremony at Loyola University Medical Center in Chicago.
To the Catholic Sentinel:
The Children’s Organ Transplant Association has assisted more than 2,000 patients by helping to raise funds for transplant-related expenses.
The Association has built extensive volunteer networks across the nation in an attempt to ensure that no child or young adult needing an organ or tissue transplant is excluded from a transplant waiting list due to a lack of funds.
We need your help to make sure that tragedies, like the one that was the catalyst in our founding, are not repeated.
Every day 18 people die wait ing for an organ transplant here in the United States.
April is National Donate Life Month. Please register today to become an organ donor.
Then, encourage your friends, family members, neighbors and associates to take two simple, life-saving steps: register as an organ donor at www.donatelife.net or your state’s license bureau, and express your wish to be a donor to your family members.
You can do more.
Find out how you can help a family living nearby who needs your help by visiting www.cota.org.
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