National Donate Life Month, 2015, 18511-18512 [2015-08031]

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 65 (Monday, April 6, 2015)]
[Presidential Documents]
[Pages 18511-18512]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-08031]




                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 65 / Monday, April 6, 2015 / 
Presidential Documents

[[Page 18511]]


                Proclamation 9248 of April 1, 2015

                
National Donate Life Month, 2015

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                At this moment, more than 123,000 Americans are in need 
                of a life-saving organ transplant. Our Nation continues 
                to face a critical shortage of donors, and every day, 
                21 people die waiting for an organ. This month, we 
                renew our call for organ, eye, and tissue donors, and 
                we honor all those who have given the extraordinary 
                gift of life.

                The decision to become a donor can save up to eight 
                lives and enhance many more--men, women, and children 
                who depend on the generosity and sacrifice of others to 
                receive the vital care they require. I encourage 
                individuals of all ages and backgrounds to consider 
                this unique opportunity to help those in need and to 
                discuss this choice with friends and family. For more 
                information and to learn how to join your State's donor 
                registry, visit www.OrganDonor.gov.

                In the face of uncertainty and suffering, Americans 
                have always joined together, drawing strength and 
                comfort from our commitment to one another; we find 
                hope through faith and our enduring belief that we are 
                our brothers' and sisters' keepers. During National 
                Donate Life Month, let us stand with all those who know 
                the pain of an uncertain tomorrow and redouble our 
                efforts to save and improve the lives of Americans 
                across our country.

                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 2015 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, eye, 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 fifteen, and of the Independence of the United 
                States of America the two hundred and thirty-ninth.
                
                
                    (Presidential Sig.)

[FR Doc. 2015-08031
Filed 4-3-15; 11:15 am]
Billing code 3295-F5