April is National Donate Life Month. Down East Community Hospital and Calais Community Hospital want to bring awareness to this very important cause. The month-long campaign showcases various perspectives of those touched by donation and transplantation. Every year since 2003, April has been filled with stories to spread the lifesaving message of donation to motivate people to register as organ, eye and tissue donors. You can become a donor by registering at www.RegisterMe.org.
The generosity of the donors at Down East Community Hospital and Calais Community Hospital has restored health to many grateful recipients of lifesaving and life enhancing transplants. We are proud to be Donate Life organizations.
In 2022, more than 42,000 transplants from 21,300 donors brought renewed life to patients and their families. A single tissue donor can help more than 75 people. Sadly, 5,230 transplant candidates died in 2022 while on the national transplant waiting list. More than 100,000 people are on the national transplant waiting list for lifesaving organ transplants.
Most Americans support donation as an opportunity to give life and health to others. Unfortunately, many people overlook the important step of registering their decision to be a donor. Take that important step today and become an organ, eye, and tissue donor by going to RegisterMe.org, it takes less than two minutes.