February 14 is the 10th National
Donor Day -- a day to give the gift of life.
Fill out an organ and tissue donation card, register
with your State Donor Registry and make sure your
family knows you want to be a donor.
Join the National Registry of potential volunteer
marrow and blood stem cell donors.
Learn how you can donate your baby's umbilical cord
blood stem cells at birth.
Why be a Donor?
The need is great and growing.
Almost 95,000 people are in need of an organ for
Approximately 35,000 children and adults in our
country have life-threatening blood diseases that
could be treated by a marrow/blood stem cell or cord
Every two seconds someone in America needs blood,
more than 39,000 units each day, according to the
American Red Cross.
Why do it Today?
Valentine's Day is the day
of love and donation is the gift of life. Can you think
of a more loving gesture than making February 14 the day
you join thousands of Americans in making the donation
National Donor Day was started in 1998 by the Saturn
Corporation and its United Auto Workers partners with
the support of the U.S. Department of Health and Human
Services and many nonprofit health organizations.