A PROCLAMATION TO DESIGNATE APRIL 2009 AS DONATE LIFE MONTH IN FAUQUIER COUNTY
WHEREAS, nearly 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 more than 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 educating Fauquier County citizens about saying yes to donation, thereby giving the gift of life through organ, eye 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, eye 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 9th day of April 2009, That the month of April 2009 be, and is hereby, designated as Donate Life Month in Fauquier County; and, be it
PROCLAIMED FURTHER, That the Board of Supervisors urges all citizens to sign up as organ, eye and tissue donors, to inform their family of their decision, and to help raise awareness of the important need for organ, eye and tissue donation in our community.