Are You A Donor?

April Is National Donate Life Month

April is National Donate Life Month!

Thanks to Carolina Donors Services, we rallied up some local and national facts on Donors.

Did you know in 2016 there were almost 5 million donors in North Carolina (4,891,695 to be exact).

In the U.S. alone, there were 33,500 organ transplants. That’s only a fraction of the 118,336 organ transplants needed nationwide.

Every 10 minutes someone new is added to the donor list, 80 percent of those people are looking for a Kidney and the need for tissue donors is on the rise!

Twenty-two people die a day because of the lack of available organs.  On the flip side, 1 organ donor can save up to 50 lives.

If you are interested in becoming an organ donor sign up here.

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