National Donor Day, observed on February 14, raises awareness for organ, eye, tissue, marrow, platelet and blood donation. Today, nearly 120,000 patients are on the waiting list to receive a lifesaving organ transplant, and countless others are in need of cornea, tissue, bone marrow, blood and platelet donation.
Use National Donor Day to discuss organ, eye and tissue donation with your family. Just one donor can save up to eight lives through organ donation and save or heal more than 75 lives through eye and tissue donation.
National Donor Day Sponsor: Division of Transplantation, Healthcare Systems Bureau
To learn more, visit http://www.organdonor.gov