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4/4/2022 12:58:00 PM Reporting from Niles, MI
Spectrum Health Lakeland Celebrates Lives Saved Through Organ Donation
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4/4/2022 12:58:00 PM
During National Donate Life Month (NDLM), Spectrum Health Lakeland encourages community members to register as organ, eye, and tissue donors.

Spectrum Health Lakeland Celebrates Lives Saved Through Organ Donation

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Spectrum Health Lakeland Celebrates Lives Saved Through Organ Donation
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(ST. JOSEPH) – Currently, nearly 2,600 men, women, and children in Michigan, and more than 106,000 nationwide, are awaiting lifesaving organ transplants. Each day, on average, 90 lives are saved by an organ transplant in the USA; but 20 people die daily waiting for a transplant that never comes. During National Donate Life Month (NDLM), Spectrum Health Lakeland encourages community members to register as organ, eye, and tissue donors and celebrates those that have saved lives through the gift of donation.

“Another person is added to the nation’s organ transplant wait list every 10 minutes,” said Maureen Bishop, RN, clinical nurse specialist. “Through organ donation, one person can save up to eight lives while a single tissue donor can help up to 75 additional people in need. We encourage people of all ages and medical histories to become donors.”

More than 9,000 Michigan patients have received a life-saving organ transplant in the past 10 years. Many tens of thousands more have benefited from tissue and corneal transplants.

To become an organ donor, visit any local Secretary of State office or giftoflifemichigan.org. You can also show your support for organ donation by purchasing a “Donate Life” Michigan license plate. Proceeds from the purchase of this plate help support organ donation awareness.

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