Niagara County Legislature Chairman Rebecca Wydysh and Niagara County Clerk Joseph A. Jastrzemski today reminded the public that April is celebrated as national “Donate Life Month.” Residents are asked to consider registering as organ, eye and tissue donors and to honor those that have saved lives through the gift of a donation.
“According to Donate Life America, more than 100,000 women, men and children are waiting for lifesaving organ transplants and every 10 minutes, another person is added to the national transplant waiting list,” said Wydysh. “Every April, we try to do our best to awareness of this issue and ask the public to please consider registering to be a donor.”
County Clerk Jastrzemski said that people can sign up right now for the registry at www.donatelife.ny.gov/register or may do so when they replace, renew or upgrade their driver’s license or non-driver identification.
“One organ donor can save up to eight lives and impact dozens more with tissue donations,” said Jastrzemski, who proudly noted that 51 percent of Niagara County’s licensed drivers are organ donors “While joining the registry takes just a few minutes, the impact of your decision may very well be felt for generations.”
FEATURE PHOTO: Joseph Jastrzemski, Niagara County Clerk; Becky Wydysh, Niagara County Chairman.