Join Alexa’s Hope in celebrating National Donor Sabbath this November 15-17, a time for people of all faiths to honor those who have given the life-saving gift of organ, eye and tissue donation. Every year during this special time, donation and transplant organizations work closely with communities of faith to bring the life-saving message of donation to congregations across the country.
Faith plays a significant role in the decision to register as a donor. All major religions support organ, eye and tissue donation, and believe it to be a final act of kindness and generosity. People of all faiths and denominations are encouraged to register as donors. There is a very special and unique opportunity to do so this Saturday, November 23rd (see details below).
Here are some shocking facts about Donation and Transplants:
- On average, a single tissue donor can save or heal the lives of up to 50 people.
- On average, 142 people are added to the nation’s organ transplant waiting list each day – one every 10 minutes.
- Of the more than 120,000 people that are currently waiting for an organ transplant in the U.S., over 600 of them are 5 years old or younger.
- A living donor can provide a kidney or a portion of their liver, lung, pancreas or intestine to someone in need.
- More than 28,000 patients began new lives in 2012 thanks to organ transplants.
- Approximately 77 organ transplants take place every day in the United States.
- Sadly, an average of 18 patients die every day while awaiting a lifesaving transplant.
- Over 46,000 patients had their sight restored last year through cornea transplants.
Be the difference you want to see in the world by making the statement of hope and faith today; register to be an organ, eye and tissue donor.
Details of the #GivetoLive Challenge
To get involved, please help Alexa’s Hope spread awareness and plan to register on November 23 at our upcoming #GivetoLive Challenge, an official attempt to break the GUINNESS World Record of the most people to sign up as organ donors in an 8 hour period of time. The event will take place at the Fargo Air Museum, Fargo Coliseum and FargoDome from 9 am-5 pm.
If you are unable to make it to the #GivetoLive Challenge on November 23, please consider registering as a donor the next time you renew your driver’s license and help us spread the word about organ donation.