April is National Donate Life Month. This observance is federally-designated to highlight the critical shortage of donors and to honor the spirit of those organ, eye and tissue donors who make transplants possible. Pardee’s Organ Procurement Organization, LifeShare, is located in Asheville serving Western N.C. Our responsibility to LifeShare is to report all deaths within an hour. In 2009, Pardee had 21 eye donors and 11 tissue donors.
Transplantation is one of the most remarkable success stories in the history of medicine. Transplants save lives, provide hope and improve the lifestyle of thousands of people. The most important part of deciding to be a donor is talking to your family and sharing your wishes. The heart on your driver’s license is your consent for donation. There is no cost to the donor’s family or estate for donation. Throughout April, Pardee wants to encourage individuals to observe National Donate Life Month by getting more information about donation, sharing that information and taking action to increase the number of donors and make a difference in the world.
Sign-up today to be an organ donor on the North Carolina donor registry by clicking here.
For more information, visit the LifeShare website at www.lifesharecarolinas.org.
Choking is one of the most common accidents in childhood. This clip demonstrates practical tips for keeping babies and young children safe from choking hazards. Includes foods to avoid and tips on preparing foods to make them safer.
We went over to Pardee Pavilion Adult Day Health a couple of weeks ago to interview a few people. There are four videos total. It is amazing how Pardee Pavilion makes such a difference in the lives of these families.
Learn why reading aloud is so important to young children's learning. One of the most important skills a parent can teach a child is how to communicate -- how to speak, listen and read. This clip includes practical tips for reading at home.