April is Donate Life Month and The Center for Organ Recovery and Education, Pittsburgh, is asking hospitals, patients and families of patients to learn more about organ donation and be an organ donor. CORE encourages individuals to become organ, tissue and cornea donors and to learn more about organ donation.
CORE notes that approximately 35,000 lives were save nationally through organ donation and that 115,000 people across the country are waiting for a life-saving transplant. CORE and organ procurement organizations nationwide are partnering with hospitals and other local organizations to hold community events to raise awareness about organ, tissue and cornea donation.
Residents of Pennsylvania and West Virginia can participate in organ donation by registering at the Driver’s License Center when receiving or Renewing a state-issued license or ID or, individuals can visit www.core.org and register to be an organ donor.
For more information visit www.core.org/april-is-donate-life-month.