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Health Minute: National Donor Day

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You’re listening to WPSU’s Health Minute, a collaboration with Penn State’s College of Nursing.

February 14th is National Donor Day. 95% of U.S. adults support organ donation, but only 58% are signed up as donors, which has resulted in an organ transplant shortage.

Anyone, regardless of age or medical history, can sign up to be a donor.

One donor can donate up to eight lifesaving organs, including a heart, liver, pancreas, 2 lungs, 2 kidneys, and intestines.

In Pennsylvania, you can register as a donor when you renew your driver’s license.

You can also go to and search “organ donation” to update your donor registration status.

For more information, go to

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I’m Cheraine Stanford, WPSU.

Cheraine Stanford is the Content Strategy Director at WPSU, responsible for developing the station's original productions across digital, radio and television.