April is National Donate Life Month

On Monday, April 5, 2021, the Lake Alfred City Commission officially declared the month of April as Donate Life Month.  April is also National Donate Life Month.

WHEREAS, one of the most meaningful gifts that a human beings can bestow upon another is the gift of life; and

WHEREAS, more than 39,000 Americans receive a lifesaving organ transplant every year; and

WHEREAS, a new patient is added to the national patient waiting list for an organ transplant every 10 minutes; and

WHEREAS, over 108,000 men, women, and children are currently on the national waiting list for organ transplantation, of which more than 5,000 are in the West and Southwest Florida area; and

WHEREAS, an average of 22 people die every day awaiting an organ transplant that does not come in time; and

WHEREAS, one organ, tissue, and eye donor can save or enhance the lives of as many as 75 people; and

WHEREAS, everyone is a potential organ, eye, and tissue donor that can register their wish to save lives through organ and tissue donation at www.DonateLifeFlorida.org or on their driver license;

Now, Therefore, I Nancy Z. Daley, Mayor of the City of Lake Alfred, do hereby proclaim the month of April as:

“Donate Life Month”

in the City of Lake Alfred. We encourage all residents to consider giving life through organ donation and to sign up on Florida’s organ and tissue donor registry by visiting www.DonateLifeFlorida.org or when renewing their driver’s license or state identification card.

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