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Health Minute: National Donate Life Month

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WPSU’s Health Minute is a collaboration with Penn State’s College of Nursing.

April is National Donate Life Month.

There’s a critical shortage of organ and tissue donors. In the United States, more than 100,000 people are waiting for a lifesaving transplant. A national computer system and strict standards make sure organs are fairly distributed to those in need.

If you’re 18 or older, you have the power to help save lives by registering to be an organ donor. Be sure to talk to your family and friends about your wishes.

You can sign up to be an organ donor when you apply for or renew your driver's license. Online registration is also available at donatelife.net or registerme.org

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