Lutheran Hospital celebrates donate life month

About 115,000 people are on the waiting list for a new organ.

Posted: Apr. 5, 2018 5:58 PM
Updated: Apr. 6, 2018 8:48 AM

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT)- April is national donate life month, but at Lutheran Hospital they're talking about organ donations year round.

The hospital just completed their 300th kidney transplant in March. About 115,000 people are on the waiting list for a new organ. That's why Lutheran encourages people to learn about organ donations, and become a donor.

"I think there's a lack of understanding about what organ donation is and how many lives it touches. There's a lot of myth and fear that we won't try to save you if you are an organ donor, which is absolutely not true. Protecting and preserving life starts with you," said Wendi Powers, a chairman of the donor council.

The hospital will have a table to register as an organ donor on April 26 from 8:00 a.m. to noon.

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