National Donate Life Month, 2014, 18979-18980 [2014-07780]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 65 / Friday, April 4, 2014 / Presidential Documents 18979 Presidential Documents Proclamation 9095 of March 31, 2014 National Donate Life Month, 2014 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation Each day, in quiet hospital rooms and busy offices, in familiar sanctuaries and family living rooms, people make the courageous decision to give the gift of life. After passing his first driving test, an elated teenager adds a lifesaving symbol to his license. While struggling to comprehend their own loss, grieving parents choose to help another child live. During National Donate Life Month, we celebrate those who provide vital organ, eye, and tissue donations, and we bring new hope to the growing list of men, women, and children who still need a donation. More than 120,000 Americans are now on the transplant list, and each day, 18 of them die waiting. The individuals in need of these donations are our moms, dads, brothers, sisters, children, and friends—someone important to us or someone else. I encourage all Americans to think about their loved ones and to consider becoming a donor. Discuss your decision with those close to you, and if you decide to donate, visit www.OrganDonor.gov and sign up in your State’s donor registry. Every donor can save up to eight lives, and thanks to scientific advances, we have the potential to help even more people in need. Last year, I signed the HIV Organ Policy Equity Act, which allows scientists to research organ donation from one person with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) to another. Ultimately, this law could save lives—permitting donations between people living with HIV and expanding opportunities for more Americans to participate in these life-saving efforts. As a Nation, let us shine a light on the power of donation. Let us lift up the friends and families of donors and remember those who ensured that in their death, others received life. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with PREDOCD2 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 2014 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. VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:48 Apr 03, 2014 Jkt 232001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\04APD2.SGM 04APD2 18980 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 65 / Friday, April 4, 2014 / Presidential Documents IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this thirty-first day of March, in the year of our Lord two thousand fourteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-eighth. [FR Doc. 2014–07780 Filed 4–3–14; 11:15 am] VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:48 Apr 03, 2014 Jkt 232001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\04APD2.SGM 04APD2 OB#1.EPS</GPH> mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with PREDOCD2 Billing code 3295–F4

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 65 (Friday, April 4, 2014)]
[Presidential Documents]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-07780]




                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 65 / Friday, April 4, 2014 / 
Presidential Documents

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                Proclamation 9095 of March 31, 2014

                
National Donate Life Month, 2014

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                Each day, in quiet hospital rooms and busy offices, in 
                familiar sanctuaries and family living rooms, people 
                make the courageous decision to give the gift of life. 
                After passing his first driving test, an elated 
                teenager adds a lifesaving symbol to his license. While 
                struggling to comprehend their own loss, grieving 
                parents choose to help another child live. During 
                National Donate Life Month, we celebrate those who 
                provide vital organ, eye, and tissue donations, and we 
                bring new hope to the growing list of men, women, and 
                children who still need a donation.

                More than 120,000 Americans are now on the transplant 
                list, and each day, 18 of them die waiting. The 
                individuals in need of these donations are our moms, 
                dads, brothers, sisters, children, and friends--someone 
                important to us or someone else. I encourage all 
                Americans to think about their loved ones and to 
                consider becoming a donor. Discuss your decision with 
                those close to you, and if you decide to donate, visit 
                www.OrganDonor.gov and sign up in your State's donor 
                registry.

                Every donor can save up to eight lives, and thanks to 
                scientific advances, we have the potential to help even 
                more people in need. Last year, I signed the HIV Organ 
                Policy Equity Act, which allows scientists to research 
                organ donation from one person with human 
                immunodeficiency virus (HIV) to another. Ultimately, 
                this law could save lives--permitting donations between 
                people living with HIV and expanding opportunities for 
                more Americans to participate in these life-saving 
                efforts.

                As a Nation, let us shine a light on the power of 
                donation. Let us lift up the friends and families of 
                donors and remember those who ensured that in their 
                death, others received life.

                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 2014 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.

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

[FR Doc. 2014-07780
Filed 4-3-14; 11:15 am]
Billing code 3295-F4