BySenators Rivers, Boehnke, Braun, Cleveland, Kuderer, Lovick, Torres, Wellman, J. Wilson, Valdez, Dozier, Keiser, Mullet, Short, Warnick, and Stanford
WHEREAS, Many Washington citizens have literally given the gift of life by donating organs, eyes, and tissues; and
WHEREAS, It is essential that all citizens are aware of the opportunity to save and heal the lives of others through organ, eye, and tissue donation and transplantation; and
WHEREAS, There are more than one hundred thousand courageous Americans awaiting a lifesaving organ transplant, with twenty-two individuals losing their lives every day because of the shortage of organs for transplant; and
WHEREAS, Every ten minutes, a person is added to the national organ transplant waiting list; and
WHEREAS, One organ donor can save the lives of up to eight people and heal many more through cornea and tissue donation; and
WHEREAS, Families receive comfort through the grieving process with the knowledge that through organ, eye, and tissue donation, another person's life has been saved or healed; and
WHEREAS, Organ donation offers transplant recipients a second chance at life, enabling them to be with their families and maintain a higher quality of life; and
WHEREAS, The families of organ, eye, and tissue donors receive gratitude from grateful recipients whose lives have been saved by transplantation; and
WHEREAS, The example set by those who choose to donate reflects the character and compassion of these individuals, whose voluntary choice saves the lives of others; and
WHEREAS, Donate Life America has designated April as National Donate Life Month;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, That the Washington State Senate honor April as National Donate Life Month to remember those who have donated, and celebrate the lives of the recipients.
I, Sarah Bannister, Secretary of the Senate,
do hereby certify that this is a true and
correct copy of Senate Resolution 8656,
adopted by the Senate
February 15, 2024
Secretary of the Senate