PROCLAMATION

A PROCLAMATION TO DESIGNATE APRIL 2008 AS ORGAN AND TISSUE

DONATION AWARENESS MONTH IN FAUQUIER COUNTY

WHEREAS, almost 2,000 people living in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area are currently waiting for a life-saving organ transplant, and thousands more need a tissue transplant this year; and

WHEREAS, every day 18 of the 100,000 Americans awaiting an organ transplant will die before they receive a second chance at life; and

WHEREAS, Washington Regional Transplant Community is observing more than 20 years of educating Fauquier County citizens about saying yes to donation, thereby giving the Gift of Life through organ and tissue recovery; and

WHEREAS, Fauquier County citizens can make their donation decision by either designating donation on their driverís license or signing up at www.save7lives.org and discussing their choice with their family; and

WHEREAS, during Donate Life Month we honor our Countyís organ and tissue donors and their families, whose decision to share the gift of life through America's donor programs serves as a positive example for all our citizens; now, therefore, be it

PROCLAIMED by the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors this 13th day of March 2008, That the month of April 2008 be, and is hereby, designated as Organ and Tissue Donation Awareness Month in Fauquier County; and, be it

PROCLAIMED FURTHER, That the Board of Supervisors urges all citizens to consider signing up as an organ and tissue donor, to inform their family of their decision, and to help raise awareness of the important need for organ and tissue donation in our community. 

 

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Chester W. Stribling
            Chairman of the Board

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