National Donate Life Month, 2013, 20217 [2013-07921]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 65 / Thursday, April 4, 2013 / Presidential Documents 20217 Presidential Documents Proclamation 8950 of March 29, 2013 National Donate Life Month, 2013 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation Today, more than 115,000 men, women, and children are on the waiting list for an organ transplant. To help them get the care they need, millions of Americans choose to be organ and tissue donors—a decision that reflects not only profound generosity, but also our commitment to one another. During National Donate Life Month, we renew the call for organ and tissue donation. Most people can be donors, and the need is great. I encourage Americans of every background to learn the facts about organ and tissue donation, consider signing up for their State’s registry, and talk to family and friends about their decision. Information and resources about how to get involved are available at www.OrganDonor.gov. Together, we can respond to the donor shortage that keeps thousands of patients from getting life-saving care. Let us mark this month by rededicating ourselves to that task, standing with donors and their families, and igniting hope for those in need. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim April 2013 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 boost the number of organ and tissue donors throughout our Nation. [FR Doc. 2013–07921 Filed 4–3–13; 8:45 am] Billing code 3295–F3 VerDate Mar<15>2010 22:08 Apr 02, 2013 Jkt 229001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\04APD2.SGM 04APD2 OB#1.EPS</GPH> tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with PRES DOC IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this twenty-ninth day of March, in the year of our Lord two thousand thirteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirtyseventh.

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Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 65 / Thursday, April 4, 2013 / 
Presidential Documents

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                Proclamation 8950 of March 29, 2013

                
National Donate Life Month, 2013

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                Today, more than 115,000 men, women, and children are 
                on the waiting list for an organ transplant. To help 
                them get the care they need, millions of Americans 
                choose to be organ and tissue donors--a decision that 
                reflects not only profound generosity, but also our 
                commitment to one another. During National Donate Life 
                Month, we renew the call for organ and tissue donation.

                Most people can be donors, and the need is great. I 
                encourage Americans of every background to learn the 
                facts about organ and tissue donation, consider signing 
                up for their State's registry, and talk to family and 
                friends about their decision. Information and resources 
                about how to get involved are available at 
                www.OrganDonor.gov.

                Together, we can respond to the donor shortage that 
                keeps thousands of patients from getting life-saving 
                care. Let us mark this month by rededicating ourselves 
                to that task, standing with donors and their families, 
                and igniting hope for those in need.

                NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the 
                United States of America, by virtue of the authority 
                vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the 
                United States, do hereby proclaim April 2013 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 boost the number of 
                organ and tissue donors throughout our Nation.

                IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 
                twenty-ninth day of March, in the year of our Lord two 
                thousand thirteen, and of the Independence of the 
                United States of America the two hundred and thirty-
                seventh.
                
                
                    (Presidential Sig.)

[FR Doc. 2013-07921
Filed 4-3-13; 8:45 am]
Billing code 3295-F3