Officials with the Mississippi Organ Recovery Agency will meet at the State Capitol Wednesday afternoon to recognize the month of April as "National Donate Life Month."
The 2:00 P.M. press conference will focus on the importance of organ donation.
Adults who are at least 18 can sign-up as a donor. As an organ donor, you could save up to eight other people's lives. Also, donating tissue can make a difference in dozens of lives.
"1,500 Mississippians right now are in need of life saving transplants, over 121,000 Americans, 22 of those will die every day waiting on a transplant that never comes and a new person goes on the list every ten minutes. That's why it's important," says Chuck Stinson, the Director of Community Services and Relations for the Mississippi Organ Recovery Agency.
A donor recipient and the parent of a donor will be among the featured guests during the press conference.
For more information about registering as an organ donor click here http://www.msora.org/.
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