April is Organ Donation Awareness month! The Alabama Organ Center (AOC) also celebrates April as National Donate Life Month. This month-long celebration honors the generosity of organ, eye and tissue donors and their families as well as commemorating all transplant recipients in the United States.
Click here for more information on how to register to be an organ and tissue donor.
Currently more than 120,000 men, women and children are awaiting organ transplants to save their lives. Thousands more are in need of tissue and cornea transplants to restore their mobility and sight. Register to be an organ, eye and tissue donor today and provide hope to those who wait.
Huntsvillian Bob Boyer received a new heart in 2012. He chronicles his journey as a real life Santa Claus who was blessed with a new heart through organ donation in his book, "A Heart Big Enough for Santa." Click here to purchase a book or a download to your Kindle.