Lakeland Celebrates Lives Saved Through Organ Donation
Currently, over 3,500 men, women, and children in Michigan, and 119,000 nationwide, are awaiting lifesaving organ transplants. During National Donate Life Month (NDLM), Lakeland Health encourages community members to register as organ, eye, and tissue donors and celebrates those that have saved lives through the gift of donation.
Did you know through organ donation, one person can save up to eight lives while a single tissue donor can help up to 50 additional people in need?
In fact, last year more than 33,600 transplants brought renewed life to patients and their families and communities. In 2016, 11 organs were recovered at Lakeland facilities and successfully transplanted. In addition, a total of 26 cornea donors provided the gift of sight to those in need.
People of all ages and medical histories can become donors. To learn more or to register, click here. 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.