State of Georgia, County of Butts

PROCLAMATION OF THE BOARD OF COMMISSIONER PROCLAIMING APRIL AS NATIONAL DONATE LIFE MONTH IN BUTTS COUNTY

Sponsored by Mr. McDaniel of the Fifth Commission District of Butts County

WHEREAS: One of the most meaningful gifts that a human being can bestow upon another is the gift of life and;

WHEREAS: More than 110,000 men, women, and children await life-saving or life-enhancing organ transplants, of which over 3,200 reside in Georgia, and;

WHEREAS: The need for organ eye and tissue donation grows daily as a new patient is added to the national waiting list for an organ transplant every 11 minutes and;

WHEREAS: The critical donor shortage remains a public health crisis as an average of 18 people die daily due to the lack of available organs, and;

WHEREAS: Organ, eye and tissue donation can provide families the comfort of knowing the gift of donated organs and tissue endows another person with renewed hope for a healthy life and;

WHEREAS: Donating life through organ eye and tissue donation is the ultimate act of generosity and kindness we as Butts County citizens can perform and;

WHEREAS: 11684 citizens of Butts County have already registered their decision to Give the Gift of Life at www.donatelifegeorgia.org; and

WHEREAS: LifeLink of Georgia is the nonprofit community service organization dedicated to the recovery of high quality organs and tissues for transplantation therapy, and;

WHEREAS: Butts County supports LifeLink of Georgia’s lifesaving mission

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Roger D. McDaniel, Chairman of the Butts County Board of Commissioners, with the consent of the Board do hereby proclaim April 2011 as

DONATE LIFE MONTH

In Butts County to honor all those who made the decision to give the gift of life to focus attention on the extreme need for organ eye and tissue donation to encourage all residents to take action and sign up on Georgia’s Donor Registry at www.donatelifegeorgia.org to discuss the miracle of transplantation as a family and to make a family committment to organ, eye and tissue donation.

On This 11th day of April, 2011

Resolution 04032011/jmb

To be approved April 11, 2011