Valen­tine’s Day is Na­tional Donor Day

Las Vegas Review-Journal - - HEALTH -

Valen­tine’s Day may be the most ro­man­tic time of the year, but it’s also the day you can po­ten­tially save a life. Feb. 14 is Na­tional Donor Day, which raises aware­ness for the nearly 115,000 Amer­i­cans cur­rently wait­ing for a life­sav­ing or­gan trans­plant, in­clud­ing 582 Ne­vadans. One mil­lion tis­sue trans­plants take place in the U.S. each year, and of crit­i­cal need are or­gan, eye and tis­sue donors. Nevada Donor Or­ga­ni­za­tion’s own Chief Op­er­at­ing Of­fi­cer Si­mon Keith is cur­rently fight­ing for his life and is on the list for a kidney and heart trans­plant. To reg­is­ter as a donor, visit nvdonor.org.

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