Be a Sweetheart this Valentine’s Day and Register to be a Donor on National Donor Day

Be a Sweetheart this Valentine’s Day and Register to be a Donor on National Donor Day

February 14th is Valentine’s Day!

Make sure to treat your valentine to a special day – and while your at it, spread the word that February 14th is also National Organ Donor day!

A little history – National Donor Day was started in 1998 by the Saturn Corporation and its United Auto Workers partners, with the support of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and many nonprofit health organizations.

Read about 2017’s record spike in organ donations here.

The Donor Alliance reports that nearly 120,000 patients are on the waiting list to receive a lifesaving organ transplant, while countless others are in need of cornea, tissue, bone marrow, blood and platelet donation.

So what can you do to honor this day? Sign up to be an organ donor here or here!

Or just spread the word via in-person (spark a conversation) or on your social media platforms (use the hashtag #GotHeart).

So whether you’re celebrating with a sweetheart or with friends – remember that there are many who are in need of organs, so let’s do our part.

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