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Legislation #: 100320 Introduction Date: 4/15/2010
Type: Special Action Effective Date: 4/25/2010
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBERS FUNKHOUSER, GOTTSTEIN, SKAGGS, RILEY, HERMANN, SANDERS BROOK, CIRCO, CURLS AND JOLLY
Title: Declaring April, 2010, as National Donate Life Month.

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4/15/2010 Filed by the Clerk's office
4/15/2010 Adopted

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RESOLUTION NO. 100320

 

Declaring April, 2010, as National Donate Life Month.

 

WHEREAS, National Donate Life Month was established in 2003; and

 

WHEREAS, every day in April, people across the U.S. make a special effort to celebrate the tremendous generosity of those who have saved lives by becoming organ, tissue, marrow and blood donors and to encourage more Americans to follow their fine example; and

 

WHEREAS, more than 106,000 people nationally are in need of an organ transplant and approximately 2,000 of those are in Missouri and 1,000 are in Kansas awaiting life-saving transplants; and

 

WHEREAS, on average, every 13 minutes a new name is added to the national waiting list, and 18 people per day die due to lack of available organs for transplant ; and

 

WHEREAS, the mission of Midwest Transplant Network is that “together – we save lives through organ and tissue donation”; and

 

WHEREAS, MTN partners with Heartland Lions Eye Banks, whose mission is “dedicated to the preservation and restoration of sight,” and in part through eye banking and scientific research; and

 

WHEREAS, last year Midwest Transplant Network coordinated 217 organ donations, which provided 691 transplants; 691 lives saved; and

 

WHEREAS, during the month of April participate in local National Donate Life Month events listed at www.mwtn.org; NOW, THEREFORE,

 

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

That the Mayor and Council hereby observe and celebrate April, 2010, as National Donate Life Month; and

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this Resolution be spread upon the Minutes of the Council in testimony thereof and that a copy hereof be presented to Jan Finn and Rob Linderer with MTN and Tony Bavuso with HLEB with the Mayor and Council urging all citizens of Kansas City to say yes to donation of their organs and tissue and to sign up in the Kansas or Missouri organ donor registries.

 

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