GIVE THE GIFT OF LIFE
Register to give the gift of life
Kaweah Delta partners with Donor Network West to increase the number of
registered organ and tissue donors in Tulare County.
During the month of April, Donor Awareness Month, Kaweah Delta provides
education on the importance of having an advance directive. An advance
directive is a document with special instructions, prepared in advance,
that lets a person have a say about medical treatment in the event they
get very sick and are unable to communicate.
One organ donor can save the lives of up to eight people and a tissue donor
can heal more than 50 others. Donor Network West is the organ procurement
organization that saves and heals lives through organ and tissue donation
in northern California and Nevada, Of the 22,600 people waiting for a
life-saving transplant in California and Nevada, 10,600 or 47% wait in
Donor Network West’s service area.
Anyone can register as a donor online at
DonorNetworkWest.org or by visiting the
Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV).
Remember: the best gift to give is the Gift of Life. Sign up today.