|Posted:||April 5, 2016 03:37 PM|
|From:||Senator Lawrence M. Farnese, Jr. and Sen. Lisa M. Boscola|
|To:||All Senate members|
|Subject:||Resolution Designating April 2016 "Pennsylvania Donate Life Month"|
|In the near future, we plan to introduce a resolution designating April 2016 as “Pennsylvania Donate Life Month.”
There are approximately 8,600 Pennsylvanians in need of lifesaving organ transplants, with more than 126,000 in need of transplants nationwide. For every person who donates organs and tissue, a potential 50 lives can be saved or enhanced and 8 people can be taken off the organ transplant waiting list.
Pennsylvania is a world leader in organ and tissue transplantation, with 18 transplant centers throughout the state. This resolution is meant to recognize the Commonwealth’s leadership in organ and tissue transplantation and to further encourage and promote organ and tissue donation in Pennsylvania.
Thank you for supporting the lifesaving work of our transplant centers in Pennsylvania and encouraging others to become organ and tissue donors by sponsoring this resolution.
Introduced as SR337