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You Can Help Save Lives By Becoming An Organ Donor

Apr 11, 2016

Credit donatelife.net

April is National Donate Life Month.  You can register to help those in need.


In Michigan, over 3,500 people are in need of a liver, kidney, or heart right now, just to name a few organs.

Jane Nickert, director of nursing for Washtenaw County and who donated a kidney to her husband, says you help more than the patient when you donate.  Many family members of those patients find peace and relief after they stop taking care of a sick loved one.

Each organ donor could help save the lives of up to eight people.  54% of adults in Michigan are registered donors.

For information on becoming a donor, click here.

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— Jorge Avellan is the Ann Arbor beat reporter and anchor for 89.1 WEMU News.  Contact him at 734.487.3363 or email him javellan@emich.edu