PSA Teams up for National Donate Life Month

By Shannon Gurnee
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April 28, 2015
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Did you know that April is National Donate Life Month? PSA is celebrating National Donate Life Month with golfer Erik Compton. For this great cause, Donate Life America and Genentech have developed the “Play Through with Erik Compton to Donate Life.” In the “Play Through with Erik Compton to Donate Life” PSA, Erik Compton, a PGA TOUR golfer and two-time heart transplant recipient, raises awareness for organ donation and encourages Americans to become organ donors.  He inspires viewers by reminding them, “You too can donate life.” I think this is such an awesome cause!

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services currently reports there are “more than 123,000 patients who are waiting for a lifesaving organ transplant.” Many Americans may not be aware of this surprising statistic.  

In the PSA, Erik joins news anchor and kidney donor, Phillip Palmer, and a group of organ transplant recipients, including professional soccer player Samuel Gordon, and athletes Eric Drear, Cristian Sanchez, Nick Wallace, and Jennifer Golden. Each individual shares their personal experience with organ donations and explains that they are alive and healthy today because people chose to be organ donors.

Donate Life has found that 90% of Americans say that they support organ donation, however only 30% are aware of the correct steps needed to be taken in order to become a donor. 

The PSA directs people who would like to become organ donors to visit Donate Life America at www.donatelife.net for more information about donation, how to register in their state’s donor registry and, importantly, reminds them to tell their families about their decision. Discussing organ donation with family members helps ensure their organ donation wishes are honored.

For more information, downloadable and shareable videos and images, please go to www.magicbulletmedia.com/MNR/DonateLife

This is a sponsored post.  All opinions are mine.

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Shannon Gurnee (formerly Shannon Gosney) is the author of The Mommy-Files, a national blog with a loyal following. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development with a Minor in Business Management. Shannon and her husband, Frank, have a large family with 6 awesome kids and love living on the Central Coast near San Luis Obispo, California, as well as traveling around the world. A full-time Social Media and Professional Blogger, Shannon also serves as a National Brand Ambassador for many well-known companies. Her blog focuses on motherhood, family fun activities, traveling, fashion, beauty, technology, wedding ideas and recipes while providing professional opinions on products, performances, restaurants, and a variety of businesses.

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