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What is National Donate Life Month and why was it created?

Katrina Bramstedt, PhD
Health Education
In the USA, this event is celebrated in April each year and it commemorates the gift of life -- organ and tissue donation. It is a time of remembrance, reflecting on the donations of organs and tissues; and a time to actively encourage adults to register to be donors. It is also a time to remember the patients who are currently waiting for a transplant, and those who have died while waiting.

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