Resolution No. 51 – Designating April 2019 As Donating Life Month

On March 4th, 2019 the following Resoultion was passed by the Board of Supervisors:

WHEREAS, the month of April is designated nationwide as, “National Donating Life Month”; and

WHEREAS, 9,500 New Yorkers are candidates for the national organ transplant waiting list; and

WHEREAS, each year more than 500 New Yorkers die because an organ does not become available in time to save their lives; and

WHEREAS, one organ donor can save up to eight lives through organ donation and 75 more through tissue and corneal donation; and

WHEREAS, almost 13,000 Essex County residents are enrolled as organ donors, representing 40% of Essex County’s population over the age of 18; and

WHEREAS, 97% of all organ donors register at their local Department of Motor Vehicles; and

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Essex County Board of Supervisors hereby designates April 2019, as Donating Life Month in Essex County; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, the this Board encourages the residents of Essex County to seriously consider becoming organ donors.

Resolution No. 51, March 4th, 2019

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