MIAMI – Organ donation saves lives. The process takes healthy organs and tissues from one person for transplantation into another. Experts say that the organs from one donor can save or help as many as 50 people. Organs that can be donated include kidneys, heart, liver, pancreas, intestines, lungs and even skin.
To help raise awareness about the importance of the generous decision, the Miami-Dade County Office of Community Advocacy has partnered with the Life Alliance Organ Recovery Agency. Representatives from the agency will provide residents with information about how to become a registered organ and tissue donor the third Thursday of every month in the Stephen P. Clark Center (Government Center) lobby, 111 NW 1st St., as part of the Office of Community Advocacy’s government services events, beginning on Thursday, Sept. 15, from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Life Alliance Organ Recovery Agency is part of the Miami Miller School of Medicine and is one of the nation’s 58 federally designated organ recovery agencies certified and regulated by the United Network for Organ Sharing.
For more information, call the Office of Community Advocacy at (305) 375-5730 or visit www.miamidade.gov/advocacy/home.asp.