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City of Rushford Village - Mayoral Proclamation In Observance of National Donate Life Month


Fri, Mar 28th, 2014
Posted in Rushford Village Health & Wellness

Whereas April is considered National Donate Life Month; and

Whereas Organ, eye and tissue donation is a gift which extends hope and healing to those in need; and

Whereas Nearly 115,000 Americans and approximately 3,000 people in Minnesota are waiting for a life-saving transplant; and

Whereas There is a serious shortage of transplantable organs in the UNited States, resulting in only 28,000 transplants and nearly 6,000 preventable deaths each year; and

Whereas One organ, eye and tissue donor can save or improve the lives of up to sixty people; and

Whereas Minnesota is a leader in registered organ, eye and tissue donors. Any person of any age can become a donor by indicating their preference on their state ID or by registering on-line through either Donate Life Minnesota or Lifesource, one of America's Leading organ procurement organizations.

Now, Therefore, I, Mayor Dale Schwanke do hereby proclaim April ,2014 as

NATIONAL DONATE LIFE MONTH

AND, I urge all residents of Rushford Village, Rushford, and Peterson to mark this day by taking the time to consider becoming an organ donor in order to help others continue to celebrate life.

IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Seal of the City of Rushford Village, Minnesota to be affexed on this 18th day of March, 2014.



/s/Dale Schwanke

Mayor

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