The Promise of Life
Rich Umbdenstock, AHA President and CEO
Each April, when the flowers are blooming and the grass is once again greening, we celebrate the power of renewal through National Donate Life Month. This year, we salute the hospitals and state and regional hospital associations across the U.S. that are working with Donate Life America and have signed onto the Health Resources and Services Administration’s Workplace Partnership for Life Hospital Campaign. Hospitals play a special role in educating patients, visitors, members of the community and hospital staff about the importance of organ, eye and tissue donation and in encouraging them to join organ and tissue donor registries to renew and save lives. More than 110,000 men, women and children are waiting for lifesaving organs, and thousands more need tissue and cornea transplants to restore mobility or sight. If you haven’t yet gotten involved, find out how at the links above..