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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: April is National Donate Life Month

To the editor:

April is National Donate Life Month, and in the spirit of giving I would like to encourage all Minnesota residents to register to be an organ, tissue and eye donor.

I speak from experience; in January 2009, my son Mike died and was able to give the gift of donation to two grateful recipients. While I miss my son each day, I am so proud he was able to give the gift of life. Nearly 100,000 people in the United States are waiting for a life-saving organ transplant, that each day 17 people who are waiting for a transplant die simply because the organ they need is not available, or that one person can save and enhance up to 60 lives through organ and tissue donation.

We can all learn from the generosity that my son showed at the end of his life; we all have the power to save lives. Please take time to learn about donation and document your wishes.

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Alice Lex

New York Mills