April is Donate Life Month
WHA Information Center (WHAIC) reported 1,178 kidney transplants and 199 heart transplants performed over the past 3 years in Wisconsin hospitals. The map provides the rate of visits per 1,000 population within this timeframe for transplants performed by ZIP code.
National Donate Life Month was instituted by Donate Life America
and its partnering organizations in 2003. It features an entire month of local, regional and national activities to help encourage Americans to register as organ, eye and tissue donors, and to celebrate those who have saved lives through the gift of donation.
According to the United Network for Organ Sharing
, as of March 27 there were 112,567 people waiting for lifesaving organ transplants in the U.S. Of these, 70,438 people are active waiting list candidates.
Think about registering
to be an organ donor. One donor could save up to eight lives.
This story originally appeared in the April 02, 2020 edition of WHA Newsletter