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Friday, April 19, 2013

Organ Donation

Today is the other day for the wearing of the green.  Usually, it's St. Patrick's Day, but today is Be Seen In Green Day to celebrate National Donate Life Month.  Today, we celebrate the lives of thousands of people who now have a second chance at life through the selfless decision to save lives.  As you can see from the attached photo, I am wearing my Donate Life Maryland green tie that was so generously sent to be by the Living Legacy Foundation.  If you are not registered as an organ donor, today's the day.  At WMHS, we now fly a flag in front of the Regional Medical Center each time that an organ is successfully harvested to represent that lives have been saved.  One donor can save or enhance the lives of up to 50 people.  Saving lives is our business so, I thought that it would be appropriate to wear the green tie so people would ask about the tie and boy, have they.  The more attention that I can bring to the issue, the more lives that may be saved.  If you are interested in learning more about organ donation or registering as an organ donor visit: www.donatelifemaryland.org.   Have a great weekend.

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