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Having the gift of life is sometimes taken for granted, however when the ticking clock in our heart eventually runs out there is a chance to help someone else keep on living.

“The meaning  of Donate Life is to give others a second chance at life where the organ donor could no longer continue on living,” junior, Alison Norwood said.

Donate Life is a non-profit organization that started back in 1976. This organization is committed to find donors to donate their organs for others who need them.

“Donate Life is an organization that is committed to finding organ donors to donate their organs when they pass away that way someone else can continue on living,” Norwood said.

Donate Life finds eligible donors who when they pass away have the possibility of donating their organs to save the lives of others.

“Donate Life was started as a way to start minimizing deaths in any possible way by having people and families talk and decide on whether they would be willing to, when they pass away, give their functional organs to another human being dying of some kind of organ failure.” says Norwood.

Donate Life helps save lives by taking some of the donor’s organs to be transplanted onto someone else.

“To help save lives where they can be saved by organ, eye, and tissue transplant,” Norwood said.

The donor’s organs go to someone in need of a transplant to save their life.

“Currently more than 123,000 men, women and children are awaiting organ transplants to save their lives,” said. “Thousands more are in need of tissue and cornea transplants to restore their mobility and sight.”

When Donate Life first started the impact that it had on many people has created a special place in many people’s hearts.

“Donate Life to me has a special meaning, because my cousin who was the same age as me passed away when we were in the eighth grade due to a freak accident,” Norwood said. “His parents gave their consent where they couldn’t get his and donated his eyes, skin, and organs to save the lives of others in need where they couldn’t save this.”