February 14: National Donor Day
Every day, lives are saved and improved by the gift of life, sight and health. Even though 130 million people in the U.S. have registered as donors, we all need to sign up. 118,713 people are waiting for an organ.
National Donor Day focuses on five points of life: organs, tissues, marrow, platelets, and blood. Many nonprofit health organizations sponsor blood and marrow drives and organ/tissue sign-ups across the nation. National Donor Day was started in 1998 by the Saturn Corporation and its United Auto Workers partner with the support of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and many nonprofit health organizations.