95% of Americans are in favor of being an organ donor. Only 54% are registered.
We need to change this now. Registering 12,500 new organ donors will save 100,000 lives.
Some of them lives that we know.
Ari waited for a heart for 211 days. Every day was a risk, but eventually we got the call Ari needed to survive. This would not have been possible without the amazing kindness and selflessness of a family willing to donate organs in a time of incredible grief. We are so thankful every day for Ari’s gift.
Ari’s buddy Chase is next door here in the cardiac intensive care unit. Chase is 2 years old. He’s been waiting for a heart for over a year, now clinging to life. He needs one desperately.
But there aren’t enough hearts for all the children (and everyone) who need them.
- 118,000 people are waiting for an organ
- 22 people die each day waiting for an organ
- Each organ donor can save up to 8 lives
Here’s what you can do right now:
1. Click this poll to tell us you are just about to register to be an organ donor
2. Go to www.DonateLife.net and register to become an organ donor
Help us get 100k shares to save #100kLives! Cut and paste the following into Facebook and other social media:
Did you know that 1 organ donor can save 8 lives? Help me save #100kLives. If you’re not an organ donor, go to www.echoofhope.org/100kLives to register now. It only takes 1 minute. Please repost and share!
4. Leave a comment below!
You just made an amazing difference. Feel free to share any thoughts and tell us about why being an organ donor is important to you in the comments below.
Quick update on Ari: He’s recovering cardiac intensive care after his transplant, rejection episode, and cardiac arrest. He’s awake and breathing on his own after 24 days, but still has the rejection battle ahead of him.
We’ve been inpatient with him now for 5 months on this run. He knows we are building a new house (we lost our home a few weeks ago to a toxic mold infestation), and will live in a rental until it’s done. Hopefully we’ll get him home to see it sometime soon.