Donate the Gift of Life.
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Boston, MA (PRWEB) May 04, 2013
Doctors Health Press, a division of Lombardi Publishing Corporation and publisher of various natural health newsletters, books, and reports, including the popular online Doctors Health Press e-Bulletin, recently released a statement on organ donation to mark the end of National Donate Life Month in April.
As Doctors Health Press e-Bulletin (http://www.doctorshealthpress.com/general-health-2/health-news/why-april-is-an-important-month-to-save-a-life) reports, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, over 100,000 people are waiting for an organ right now. Eighteen people die each day waiting for an organ; and one organ donor can save up to eight lives.
The statement issued by Doctors Health Press e-Bulletin notes that: “Many people struggle with the decision to become an organ donor. It’s an important decision that can affect your family and friends at a very difficult time—and that’s why it’s vital to be prepared if the time comes when you don’t expect it.”
Commenting on the roadblocks that get in the way of many people making the choice to become an organ donor, Dr. Victor Marchione, Editor at Doctors Health Press e-Bulletin, states: “Anyone can sign up to become an organ donor. It doesn’t matter how old you are or what your medical history is. You are never too old to donate.” Marchione continues: “Some people mistakenly think that their families will be charged a fee for organ or tissue donation. This is not true. Organ donation is a gift and is received in kind.”
“It’s easy to sign up to become an organ donor. All you have to do is sign up in your state’s donor registry,” Marchione adds. “Simply enter your name, your address, your ethnicity, and your age, and then check the appropriate boxes for organ donation... You can also check off your intention to be an organ donor on your driver’s license.”
Marchione concludes by stating: “Making the decision to become an organ donor shouldn’t be taken lightly. But if you’re comfortable with organ donation, then you can save someone’s life when the time comes. Check out your government’s organ donation web site and read the testimonies of people who are recipients and have been given a second chance at life.”
(For further information, see: “Donate the Gift of Life,” U.S. Government Information on Organ and Tissue Donation and Transplantation web site; http://www.organdonor.gov/index.html.)
Doctors Health Press e-Bulletin is a daily e-letter providing natural health news with a focus on natural healing through foods, herbs, and other breakthrough alternative health treatments. For more information on Doctors Health Press, visit http://www.doctorshealthpress.com.
Doctors Health Press believes in the healing properties of various alternative remedies, including traditional Chinese medicine. To see a video outlining the Doctors Health Press’ views on traditional Chinese medicine, visit http://www.doctorshealthpress.com/chinesemedicine.