Donating your organs can save someone’s life

To the editor:

April is National Organ Donation Awareness Month.

Adirondack Health has joined other area hospitals, health care organizations and the Center for Donation and Transplant to create a donation-friendly community through the Hospital Organ Donation Awareness Campaign.

This national initiative, sponsored by the Health Resources and Services Administration of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, challenges health care organizations to educate employees, patients, visitors and the community about the crucial need for organ, eye and tissue donation and give them opportunities to sign up as donors. More than 443,000 people have added their names to state registries through this campaign.

We need your involvement and support to reach our goal of registering 50 new organ, eye and tissue donors in our state registry by April 30. For each donor we register and each activity we implement to promote organ, eye and tissue donation, we’ll earn points toward national recognition from HRSA. If you would like to learn more about this initiative, please contact Pam Edwards, RN, at pedwards@adirondackhealth.org.

Please take a few minutes and add your name to our state’s donor registry. Someday you may save a life. Visit donatelife.ny.gov to find out how to let life bloom.

Sincerely,

Pam Edwards

Betsy Fuller

Lorraine Desabrais

Brittany Woodruff

Terry Lewis

Organ Donation Awareness Team

Adirondack Health

Saranac Lake

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