National Donate Life Month, 2009, 15633-15634 [E9-7926]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 64 / Monday, April 6, 2009 / Presidential Documents 15633 Presidential Documents Proclamation 8356 of April 1, 2009 National Donate Life Month, 2009 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation Through organ, tissue, and marrow donation Americans can give the extraordinary gift of life. National Donate Life Month provides an opportunity to honor those who have given of themselves to save lives and to call upon others to participate in this generous effort. Every day in our Nation and across the world, Americans dedicate themselves to helping those in need. During times of crisis and calm, Americans have looked beyond themselves to aid friends and strangers alike. This spirit of giving represents a hallmark of our national character. Many Americans have followed this tradition of generosity through organ, tissue, and marrow donation. These selfless individuals have saved lives and strengthened families and communities, and they deserve respect and admiration for their contributions. I urge all Americans to follow these examples by considering becoming an organ, tissue, or marrow donor. The call for help from those in need of transplants is clear. More donors are needed to meet the needs of those on the national waiting list for life-saving transplants. When considering organ donation, Americans should consult family members to ensure that loved ones are fully aware of the donor’s decisions. Joining the ranks of organ donors is simple. I encourage Americans to learn more about becoming a donor at www.organdonor.gov. pwalker on PROD1PC71 with RULES5 NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, 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 2009 as National Donate Life Month. I call upon health care professionals, volunteers, educators, government agencies, faith-based and community groups, and private organizations to join forces to increase the number of organ and tissue donors throughout our Nation. VerDate Nov<24>2008 18:26 Apr 03, 2009 Jkt 217001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\06APD2.SGM 06APD2 15634 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 64 / Monday, April 6, 2009 / Presidential Documents IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this first day of April, in the year of our Lord two thousand nine, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-third. [FR Doc. E9–7926 Filed 4–3–09; 11:15 am] VerDate Nov<24>2008 18:26 Apr 03, 2009 Jkt 217001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\06APD2.SGM 06APD2 OB#1.EPS</GPH> pwalker on PROD1PC71 with RULES5 Billing code 3195–W9–P

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[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 64 (Monday, April 6, 2009)]
[Presidential Documents]
[Pages 15633-15634]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-7926]




                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 74 , No. 64 / Monday, April 6, 2009 / 
Presidential Documents

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                Proclamation 8356 of April 1, 2009

                
National Donate Life Month, 2009

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation



                 Through organ, tissue, and marrow donation Americans 
                can give the extraordinary gift of life. National 
                Donate Life Month provides an opportunity to honor 
                those who have given of themselves to save lives and to 
                call upon others to participate in this generous 
                effort.

                 Every day in our Nation and across the world, 
                Americans dedicate themselves to helping those in need. 
                During times of crisis and calm, Americans have looked 
                beyond themselves to aid friends and strangers alike. 
                This spirit of giving represents a hallmark of our 
                national character.

                 Many Americans have followed this tradition of 
                generosity through organ, tissue, and marrow donation. 
                These selfless individuals have saved lives and 
                strengthened families and communities, and they deserve 
                respect and admiration for their contributions.

                 I urge all Americans to follow these examples by 
                considering becoming an organ, tissue, or marrow donor. 
                The call for help from those in need of transplants is 
                clear. More donors are needed to meet the needs of 
                those on the national waiting list for life-saving 
                transplants. When considering organ donation, Americans 
                should consult family members to ensure that loved ones 
                are fully aware of the donor's decisions.

                 Joining the ranks of organ donors is simple. I 
                encourage Americans to learn more about becoming a 
                donor at www.organdonor.gov.

                 NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, 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 2009 as National 
                Donate Life Month. I call upon health care 
                professionals, volunteers, educators, government 
                agencies, faith-based and community groups, and private 
                organizations to join forces to increase the number of 
                organ and tissue donors throughout our Nation.

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


                    
                    
                    (Presidential Sig.)

[FR Doc. E9-7926
Filed 4-3-09; 11:15 am]
Billing code 3195-W9-P