PROCLAMATION 

A PROCLAMATION TO DESIGNATE APRIL 2006 AS DONATE LIFE MONTH
IN FAUQUIER COUNTY 

WHEREAS, at this time almost 2,300 people living in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area are waiting for a life-saving organ transplant and thousands more need a tissue transplant this year; and 

WHEREAS, every day 17 of the 91,000 Americans awaiting an organ transplant will die before they receive a second chance at life; and 

WHEREAS, Washington Regional Transplant Consortium is celebrating 20 years educating Fauquier County about saying yes to donation and giving the Gift of Life and saving lives through organ and tissue recovery; and 

WHEREAS, Fauquier County citizens can make their donation decision by joining Virginia’s online donor registry at save7lives.org, or by designating donation on their driver’s license, and discussing their choice with their family; and 

WHEREAS, during Donate Life Month we honor our County’s 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 April 2006, That April 2006 be, and is hereby, designated as Donate Life Month in Fauquier County; and, be it  

PROCLAIMED FURTHER, That the Board of Supervisors hereby urges all citizens to consider signing an organ and tissue donor card, 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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Raymond E. Graham

Chairman of the Board

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