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February 14 is National Donor Day

Observed every year on February 14, National Donor Day is an observance dedicated to spreading awareness and education about organ, eye and tissue donation. By educating and sharing the Donate Life message, we can each take small steps every day to help save and heal more lives, and honor the donor’s legacy of generosity and compassion.

National Donor Day is a time to focus on all types of donation—organ, eye, tissue, blood, platelets and marrow. Join us at Penn Highlands Healthcare by participating in local events, sharing social media messages and encouraging others to register as donors. Though we do not do organ transplants at PHH hospitals, we certainly do see patients who are waiting for transplants and those who have had transplants.

National Donor Day is also a day to recognize those who have given and received the gift of life through organ, eye and tissue donation, are currently waiting for a lifesaving transplant, and those who died waiting because an organ was not donated in time.

What can you do? In addition to registering to be an organ, eye and tissue donor, spread the word to others. Encourage everyone to have the conversation about organ donation. Tell others to sign up today at