There are now 110 million registered donors in the United States; still, the number of people in need of transplants continues to rise. The solution to this problem is to continue educating the public about the lifesaving effects of donation and transplantation and encouraging them to sign up through their state donor registry. The vast majority of individuals in R.I. (99 percent) register to be an organ and tissue donor at the state Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV).
National Donate Life Month is an opportunity to continue our education efforts, celebrate the lives saved and enhanced through donation and honor the donors who made the ultimate gift.
To register to be a donor or for more information visit www.DonateLifeNewEngland.org