National Donate Life Month, 2005, 17295-17296 [05-6905]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 64 / Tuesday, April 5, 2005 / Presidential Documents 17295 Presidential Documents Proclamation 7879 of April 1, 2005 National Donate Life Month, 2005 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation America’s health care system is the best in the world. We are blessed with skilled doctors and medical professionals, advances in technology, and countless organ, tissue, and bone marrow donors who help save lives. During National Donate Life Month, we continue to work to raise donation awareness, help people get the information they need to become donors, and recognize those who have chosen to donate. Organ donors share the precious gift of life with others and demonstrate the compassionate spirit of our Nation. Most people are eligible to donate organs, tissue, or bone marrow. They can join the donor registry in their State, indicate donations on their driver’s license, or complete and carry a donor card. Through these measures, Americans help others in need to live longer and healthier lives. My Administration remains committed to increasing organ and tissue donation. Over the past 4 years, more than 10,500 organizations have joined the Department of Health and Human Services’ ‘‘Gift of Life Donation Initiative’’ and made donation information available to their employees, associates, and members. My fiscal year 2006 budget proposal includes $23 million for donation and transplant services at HHS and an additional $23 million for the National Bone Marrow Donor Registry. These programs will help increase donation rates, treat patients in need, and strengthen efforts to find suitable bone marrow donors. During National Donate Life Month, I join our citizens in honoring donors and their families. The generosity of these individuals reflects the great character of our country and sets a fine example for all Americans. NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim April 2005 as National Donate Life Month. I urge health care professionals, volunteers, educators, government agencies, and private organizations to help raise awareness of the need for organ and tissue donors across our Nation. VerDate jul<14>2003 14:07 Apr 04, 2005 Jkt 099060 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\05APD2.SGM 05APD2 17296 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 64 / Tuesday, April 5, 2005 / Presidential Documents IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this first day of April, in the year of our Lord two thousand five, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and twenty-ninth. W [FR Doc. 05–6905 Filed 4–4–05; 10:49 am] Billing code 3195–01–P VerDate jul<14>2003 14:07 Apr 04, 2005 Jkt 099060 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\05APD2.SGM 05APD2

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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 64 (Tuesday, April 5, 2005)]
[Presidential Documents]
[Pages 17295-17296]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 05-6905]




                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 64 / Tuesday, April 5, 2005 / 
Presidential Documents

[[Page 17295]]


                Proclamation 7879 of April 1, 2005

                
National Donate Life Month, 2005

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                America's health care system is the best in the world. 
                We are blessed with skilled doctors and medical 
                professionals, advances in technology, and countless 
                organ, tissue, and bone marrow donors who help save 
                lives. During National Donate Life Month, we continue 
                to work to raise donation awareness, help people get 
                the information they need to become donors, and 
                recognize those who have chosen to donate.

                Organ donors share the precious gift of life with 
                others and demonstrate the compassionate spirit of our 
                Nation. Most people are eligible to donate organs, 
                tissue, or bone marrow. They can join the donor 
                registry in their State, indicate donations on their 
                driver's license, or complete and carry a donor card. 
                Through these measures, Americans help others in need 
                to live longer and healthier lives.

                My Administration remains committed to increasing organ 
                and tissue donation. Over the past 4 years, more than 
                10,500 organizations have joined the Department of 
                Health and Human Services' ``Gift of Life Donation 
                Initiative'' and made donation information available to 
                their employees, associates, and members. My fiscal 
                year 2006 budget proposal includes $23 million for 
                donation and transplant services at HHS and an 
                additional $23 million for the National Bone Marrow 
                Donor Registry. These programs will help increase 
                donation rates, treat patients in need, and strengthen 
                efforts to find suitable bone marrow donors.

                During National Donate Life Month, I join our citizens 
                in honoring donors and their families. The generosity 
                of these individuals reflects the great character of 
                our country and sets a fine example for all Americans.

                NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the 
                United States of America, by virtue of the authority 
                vested in me by the Constitution and laws of the United 
                States, do hereby proclaim April 2005 as National 
                Donate Life Month. I urge health care professionals, 
                volunteers, educators, government agencies, and private 
                organizations to help raise awareness of the need for 
                organ and tissue donors across our Nation.

[[Page 17296]]

                IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 
                first day of April, in the year of our Lord two 
                thousand five, and of the Independence of the United 
                States of America the two hundred and twenty-ninth.

                    (Presidential Sig.)B

[FR Doc. 05-6905
Filed 4-4-05; 10:49 am]
Billing code 3195-01-P