Sending Office: Honorable J. Luis Correa
Support Organ Donation Awareness – Cosponsor the National Donate Life Month Resolution
COSPONSORS (14): Aguilar, Barragan, Cohen, Costa,
Fitzpatrick, Foster, Garamendi, Hastings, Heck, Lipinski, Norton, Panetta, Raskin, Roybal-Allard
SUPPORTIVE GROUPS: American Kidney Fund, American Lung Association, Association of Organ Procurement Organizations, Donate Life America, National Kidney Foundation
ORIGINAL COSPONSOR DEADLINE: Thursday, April 11, COB
Please join me in recognizing April as National Donate Life Month. Since 2003, April has been celebrated as National Donate Life Month, during which local, regional, and national activities are held to encourage Americans to register as organ, eye and tissue
donors; recognize individuals who continue to wait for an organ transplant; and honor both living and deceased donors and their families.
Every ten minutes, a person is added to the national transplant waiting list. Currently, more than 113,000 individuals are awaiting an organ donation. Despite over 130 million people being registered as organ, eye, and tissue donors, the need for donated
organs outweighs the supply. Tragically, on average, 20 people die each day while waiting for a transplant.
Organ donation and transplantation saves lives. In fact, organ donation from a single deceased donor can benefit up to eight individuals. And living kidney and liver donors provide transplant candidates with the chance to live longer. Therefore, I am introducing
a resolution to recognize and support the goals and ideals of National Donate Life Month.
If you would like to be added as a cosponsor or if you have any questions, please contact Emilio Mendez at Emilio.Mendez@mail.house.gov.
J. Luis Correa
Member of Congress
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