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LifeSharers Members Newsletter
January, 2015

MEMBERSHIP UPDATE

As of December 31, 2014:

• LifeSharers has 15,640 members. We have members in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico.

• 144 LifeSharers members are on the United Network for Organ Sharing’s transplant waiting list. Of these, 133 have qualified for preferred access to the organs of fellow LifeSharers members. Members are eligible for preferred access 180 days after joining LifeSharers.

Please tell your friends, family, neighbors, and colleagues about LifeSharers. Every new member decreases the chance you’ll die waiting for an organ.

LifeSharers membership is free and open to all at http://www.lifesharers.org or by calling 1-888-ORGAN88. There is no age limit, parents can enroll their minor children, and no one is excluded due to any pre-existing medical condition.

U.S. TRANSPLANT WAITING LIST NOW OVER 123,000

There are now over 123,000 people waiting for organ transplants in the United States, up from 121,000 twelve months ago. Over half of the people who need transplants will die before they get one.

Next year over 50,000 people will join the waiting list, but less than 30,000 people will receive transplants.

Only about half of adult Americans are registered organ donors. Every year, about 20,000 transplantable organs are buried or cremated instead of being donated. Every year, over 10,000 Americans die because they couldn’t get an organ transplant.

Everyone willing to receive an organ transplant to live should be willing to donate their organs after they die. Everyone can offer to donate their organs when they die, no matter what their medical history or condition. By offering their organs first to other registered organ donors, LifeSharers members create an incentive for non-donors to become donors. Membership is free and open to all at http://www.lifesharers.org.

HAVE YOU MODIFIED YOUR DURABLE POWER OF ATTORNEY FOR HEALTH CARE?

With a Durable Power Of Attorney for Health Care, you can name someone who can exercise decision-making authority under specified circumstances on your behalf. For your Durable Power Of Attorney to be most effective, make sure your family and your doctors are aware of its existence and terms.

With your Durable Power Of Attorney form, you can direct that the person exercising your Power Of Attorney take steps to donate your organs upon your death. Included in your LifeSharers membership documents is language you can add to your Power Of Attorney expressing your wish to donate first to fellow LifeSharers members. If you haven’t already added this language, please do so.

If you need a copy of your membership materials, log in to the Member Services page of our web site at http://www.lifesharers.org/login.aspx. Then click on the Membership Documents tab.

You can download Durable Power Of Attorney for Health Care forms for your state at http://www.lifesharers.org/dpoalinks.aspx.

SHOP AT AMAZON.COM AND RAISE MONEY FOR LIFESHARERS

AmazonSmile has the exact same products, prices and features as Amazon with the added benefit that you can support LifeSharers every time you shop. When you shop at AmazonSmile, Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to LifeSharers.

You can help us out by shopping at http://smile.amazon.com/ch/68-0493181.

LIFESHARERS ON FACEBOOK

Please join the LifeSharers group on Facebook. You can find us by typing “LifeSharers” in the Facebook search box, or by going to http://www.facebook.com/groups/2503495657/.

In addition to our Facebook group, we have a Facebook page. You can check it out at http://www.facebook.com/pages/LifeSharers/6720003086.

PLEASE HELP SPREAD THE WORD ABOUT LIFESHARERS

You could save someone’s life by letting them know about LifeSharers. The life you save could even be your own. As our membership expands, so do your chances of getting an organ transplant if you need one.

Spreading the word about LifeSharers is easy. We’ve listed several ways to tell your family, friends, neighbors, and colleagues about LifeSharers at http://www.lifesharers.org/spreadtheword.aspx.

DO YOU NEED AN ORGAN TRANSPLANT?

If you are on the UNOS transplant waiting list, please let us know by modifying your LifeSharers member profile. We need information about the organs you need, your doctors, and your transplant centers. Without this information, your name will not appear on the list of LifeSharers members who need a transplant.

If you are on the list of LifeSharers members who need a transplant, please check your LifeSharers member profile to make sure we have the correct contact information for you, your doctor, and your transplant center.

If you no longer need a transplant, please let us know by updating your LifeSharers member profile.

To update your LifeSharers member profile, log in to the Member Services area of the LifeSharers web site at http://www.lifesharers.org/login.aspx.

LIFESHARERS BLOG

For breaking news and commentary about LifeSharers, please subscribe to the LifeSharers blog. You can see it at http://lifesharers.blogspot.com.

FREE LIFESHARERS BUMPER STICKERS

If you’d like a free LifeSharers bumper sticker for your car or truck, email us at info@lifesharers.org. Just tell us how many you want and where we should send them.

PLEASE HELP SUPPORT LIFESHARERS

LifeSharers is staffed by unpaid volunteers, and we rely on financial support from our members to cover our operating expenses. Please send us a financial contribution. We’ll put it to good use recruiting new members and maintaining our web site and member database. To see how easy it is to contribute to LifeSharers go to http://www.lifesharers.org/contribute.aspx.

LifeSharers is a qualified 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Contributions to LifeSharers are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.

LIFESHARERS GIFT SHOP

The LifeSharers gift shop is open at http://www.cafepress.com/lifesharers.  Please help spread the word about LifeSharers by buying and using products that carry our logo and message. Clothing, tote bags, mugs, buttons, magnets, and more are available. If there are other products you think we should add, please email us at info@lifesharers.org. We’ll add them if we can. When you make a purchase from the LifeSharers gift shop, $1 per item goes to support LifeSharers. The rest goes to CafePress.com.

LIFESHARERS DISCUSSION GROUP

You can communicate with other LifeSharers members by joining the LifeSharers discussion group on Yahoo! The purpose of the group is to facilitate discussion about organ donation and the LifeSharers organ donors network. You can join at http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/LifeSharers_discussion/join.

TO CHANGE YOUR EMAIL SETTINGS

If you want your LifeSharers newsletter delivered to a different email address, log in to the Member Services page of our web site at http://www.lifesharers.org/login.aspx. Then follow the link for changing your member profile.

If you want to stop receiving the LifeSharers newsletter, go to http://www.lifesharers.org/unsubscribe.aspx. If you have any questions, email us at info@lifesharers.org.

Thanks again for your support.

Dave Undis
Executive Director
daveundis@lifesharers.org


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