BloodCenter asks donors to give life-saving gifts during April "National Donate Life Month" - a time to honor donors and donor families who have made the choice to give life-saving gifts, as well as to raise awareness for the ongoing need for organ, tissue and eye donation.
As home to the Wisconsin Donor Network and Wisconsin Tissue Bank, BloodCenter of Wisconsin is asking community residents to make a life-saving difference by:
? Registering to become an organ, tissue and eye donor
? Joining the marrow donation registry
? Donating blood
? Honoring donors and donor families who have saved lives and improved the quality of life for patients
To join the registry or for more information, visit www.bcw.edu/sharinglife.
More than 2,200 people in Wisconsin and more than 117,000 people in the U.S. are awaiting organ transplants. Every year, at least 10,000 patients who need marrow transplants and blood cell transplants search the registry, hoping to find a match. And BloodCenter of Wisconsin needs 800 blood donors each day to maintain the supply to the hospitals we serve.
Becoming a donor allows individuals to give the highly personal and unique gifts of organ, tissue, eye, marrow and blood. For many people, your donation will give them their only chance for recovery or survival.