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Blue & Green Day
04.13.15, 8:50 AM
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Mark your calendar! This Thursday, April 17th is National Donate Life Blue & Green Day. During this day, everyone is encouraged to wear blue and green to promote the success of organ, eye and tissue transplantation, and to emphasize the extreme need for more registered donors.

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We know first hand how miraculous transplantation can be, and we live with grateful hearts every single day for the gift that Ryan has received. However, over 123,000 men, women and children are still awaiting organ transplants in the United States. The need for organs and tissue is significantly greater than the number available for transplantation. Every 10 minutes, another name is added to the national organ transplant waiting list. Each day, an average of 21 people die because an organ was not available for transplant.

Sadly, 90 percent of Americans say that they support organ donation, but only 30 percent know the essential steps to become a donor. Our challenge to you on National Blue & Green Day is to not just wear blue and green, but to tell everyone you see on Thursday why you are wearing those colors. Tell them you support organ donation. Tell them about Ryan’s story. Most importantly, tell them how they, too, can offer hope to those waiting, simply by becoming a registered donor. Refer them to http://www.donatelife.net/register-now.

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