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You Can Help Save Lives By Becoming An Organ Donor

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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

 

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