National Donate Life Month, 2018, 14345-14346 [2018-06923]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 64 / Tuesday, April 3, 2018 / Presidential Documents 14345 Presidential Documents Proclamation 9715 of March 29, 2018 National Donate Life Month, 2018 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation Americans celebrate the blessing of life in many ways, but perhaps none is more transformative than their choice to donate organs or tissue to family members, friends, or to people they may not ever meet. During National Donate Life Month, we honor our Nation’s organ and tissue donors for their decision to give the precious gift of life to someone in need. We also give thanks to the many remarkable medical professionals, scientists, and researchers who have dedicated themselves to improving the health of others. My Administration supports efforts to raise awareness about the life-saving power of organ donation. The Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network reports that, in 2017, there were nearly 35,000 transplants performed, a 3.4 percent increase from 2016, and the fifth consecutive record-setting year for transplants in the United States. Last year, more than 16,000 living and deceased individuals donated the gift of life to someone in need through an organ or tissue donation. Every person, regardless of gender, age, race, ethnicity, or economic status, has the power and the potential to transform a life through organ and tissue donation. Despite record setting years, we are still working to overcome a gap between the availability of organs and people in need of an organ donation. Today, nearly 115,000 Americans are awaiting a lifesaving transplant, and a new name appears on the national transplant waiting list every 10 minutes. Amazingly, 1 donor can save up to 8 lives through organ donation and enhance the lives of up to 50 people through tissue donation. This month, I encourage all Americans to consider participating in the gift of life by becoming organ and tissue donors. amozie on DSK30RV082PROD with PRES DOCS NOW, THEREFORE, I, DONALD J. TRUMP, 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 2018 as National Donate Life Month. I call upon health professionals, volunteers, educators, government agencies, faith-based and community groups, and private organizations to help raise awareness of the urgent need for organ and tissue donors throughout our Nation. VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:21 Apr 02, 2018 Jkt 244001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\03APD2.SGM 03APD2 14346 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 64 / Tuesday, April 3, 2018 / Presidential Documents IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this twenty-ninth day of March, in the year of our Lord two thousand eighteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and forty-second. [FR Doc. 2018–06923 Filed 4–2–18; 11:15 am] VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:21 Apr 02, 2018 Jkt 244001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\03APD2.SGM 03APD2 Trump.EPS</GPH> amozie on DSK30RV082PROD with PRES DOCS Billing code 3295–F8–P

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 64 (Tuesday, April 3, 2018)]
[Presidential Documents]
[Pages 14345-14346]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-06923]




                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 83 , No. 64 / Tuesday, April 3, 2018 / 
Presidential Documents

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                Proclamation 9715 of March 29, 2018

                
National Donate Life Month, 2018

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                Americans celebrate the blessing of life in many ways, 
                but perhaps none is more transformative than their 
                choice to donate organs or tissue to family members, 
                friends, or to people they may not ever meet. During 
                National Donate Life Month, we honor our Nation's organ 
                and tissue donors for their decision to give the 
                precious gift of life to someone in need. We also give 
                thanks to the many remarkable medical professionals, 
                scientists, and researchers who have dedicated 
                themselves to improving the health of others.

                My Administration supports efforts to raise awareness 
                about the life-saving power of organ donation. The 
                Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network reports 
                that, in 2017, there were nearly 35,000 transplants 
                performed, a 3.4 percent increase from 2016, and the 
                fifth consecutive record-setting year for transplants 
                in the United States. Last year, more than 16,000 
                living and deceased individuals donated the gift of 
                life to someone in need through an organ or tissue 
                donation.

                Every person, regardless of gender, age, race, 
                ethnicity, or economic status, has the power and the 
                potential to transform a life through organ and tissue 
                donation. Despite record setting years, we are still 
                working to overcome a gap between the availability of 
                organs and people in need of an organ donation. Today, 
                nearly 115,000 Americans are awaiting a lifesaving 
                transplant, and a new name appears on the national 
                transplant waiting list every 10 minutes. Amazingly, 1 
                donor can save up to 8 lives through organ donation and 
                enhance the lives of up to 50 people through tissue 
                donation. This month, I encourage all Americans to 
                consider participating in the gift of life by becoming 
                organ and tissue donors.

                NOW, THEREFORE, I, DONALD J. TRUMP, 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 2018 as 
                National Donate Life Month. I call upon health 
                professionals, volunteers, educators, government 
                agencies, faith-based and community groups, and private 
                organizations to help raise awareness of the urgent 
                need for organ and tissue donors throughout our Nation.

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

[FR Doc. 2018-06923
Filed 4-2-18; 11:15 am]
Billing code 3295-F8-P