Did you know that nearly 500 people in our local area are waiting for a liver transplant? About 30 million people – or one in 10 Americans – have some form of liver disease. For these reasons, liver health and awareness is at the forefront this month. Liver disease and the need for transplant affects both genders and all ethnicities of people.
Donor Alliance joins others around the nation and the American Liver Foundation to celebrate Liver Awareness Month by raising awareness. In honor of the nearly 500 people in Colorado and Wyoming waiting for a lifesaving liver transplant, educate yourself on the causes, signs and symptoms of liver disease. Check out the American Liver Foundation’s resources, educational materials and FAQs about liver health here.
Also, by registering to be an organ, eye and tissue donor, you can save up to 8 people through organ donation and heal and save 75 more through tissue and eye donation. A liver transplant offers hope for a second chance at life for those waiting on the transplant list.
For Linda, receiving a liver transplant meant more time with family and friends and enjoying every day. Read more about Linda’s story here. Some organs, like the liver, can even be donated through living donation as well.
Remember, You can give the gift of life to another through organ, eye and tissue donation so register at DonateLifeColorado.org or DonateLifeWyoming.org today! And talk with you family about your decision to donate.