Thursday, November 19, 2009

Donate Life New England

BIDMC was just presented with this award for its role in promoting organ donations. The sponsor, Donate Life New England, coordinates organ donation programs throughout the region. It has a new website, as well as presence on social media like Facebook and Twitter, to get the word out about how important it is -- and easy it is -- to be an organ donor.

Many people think they have to wait for renewal of their driver's license to become an organ donor, but you can do it at any time. (I actually thought so, and then forgot to do it during my recent renewal!) You can do it on the website. It only takes a minute, and it will be legally binding. And, yes, you can revoke it at any time and also put various conditions in your record.

After going through the adventure below, I was moved to fill out the form. You never know.

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