The Best Valentine’s Gift You Can Give to a Stranger
There are nearly 120,000 people waiting for a life-saving transplant. More than 3,500 of those people are right here in the Rochester area. Sadly, more than 20 of them will die PER day waiting for that organ. Spread the love this Valentine's Day. It takes just seconds to sign up as a donor. Your decision to become a donor could save eight lives today! Valentine's Day is National Donor Day.
Anybody over the age of 18 can be a donor! With parent's permission in many states, people younger than 18 can also become a donor.
"All people should consider themselves potential organ and tissue donors—regardless of age, health, race, or ethnicity. Don’t rule yourself out! No one is too old or too young to be a deceased donor and most major religions support donation." -organdonor.gov.
And it literally takes seconds to sign up.
Plus, it's FREE! According to the DMV, "there are no fees or costs associated with your wish to donate your organs in Minnesota. LifeSource takes responsibility for all of the expenses related to organ and tissue donation, including expenses for donor hospitals, air and ground transportation, and coordinating doctors and other medical personnel."