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April – Gift of Life Month – Organ donors
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Wednesday, March 24, 2021

WHEREAS, One of the most meaningful gifts that a human being can
bestow upon another is the Gift of Life through organ, eye, and tissue donation;
and
WHEREAS, more than 108,000 children and adults await lifesaving
transplants, of which more than 1,300 are in South Carolina; and
WHEREAS, in 2020, for the first time ever, more than 200 South
Carolinians said “Yes” to organ donation, saving lives of 514 people awaiting their
second chance at life; and
WHEREAS, we are still losing an average of 201ives every day due to the
lack of organs available for transplantation because every 10 minutes, another
name is added to the national transplant waiting list, and
WHEREAS, according to national research conducted by Donate Life
America, more than 90 percent of Americans support donation and more than 54
percent of South Carolinians have registered at the DMV; and
WHEREAS, the decision to become an organ donor can save up to eight
lives and tissue donation can enhance many more – men, women, and children who
depend on the generosity and sacrifice of others to receive a second chance at life;
and
WHEREAS, every person should support this life saving effort by learning
more about organ, eye and tissue donation, making their families aware of their
South Carolina driver’s license; and
NOW, THEREFORE, the Town Council of the Town of Winnsboro, S.C.
do hereby proclaim the month of April as Donate Life Month, throughout the
Torn.
This 16th Day of March, 2021

-Roger Gaddy, M.D.
Mayor Town of Winnsboro

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