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Show Some Heart On Donor Day

Melanie Deal, Mesmin Germain and Venus Walker show off the Healthcare Systems Bureau's "Telly Awards"
From left, Melanie Deal, Mesmin Germain and Venus Walker show off the Healthcare Systems Bureau's "Telly Awards," which are bestowed each year for video productions from advertising agencies, television stations and government agencies. HRSA's Division of Transplantation (DoT) won for its video showing the miraculous change HRSA Exit Disclaimer in peoples' lives made possible by organ and tissue donation.

HRSA is the primary federal agency responsible for oversight of the organ and blood stem cell transplant systems in the U.S., including initiatives to increase organ donor registration and donation. This Valentine’s Day, show some heart by celebrating National Donor Day.

Since 1998, this annual observance has shined a spotlight on organ, tissue, marrow, platelet, and blood donation — and the people who make it possible. Last year saw the highest number of lifesaving transplants in U.S. history.

HRSA encourages you to show some heart by signing up as an organ, eye, and tissue donor today, and talk to your family about your decision.

Signing up is the ultimate gift of heart and hope to the 113,000 people currently on the national transplant waiting list. One donor can save up to eight lives and enhance the lives of up to 75 individuals.

Learn more by visiting or On Facebook, follow and like the English and Spanish pages to read about recipients whose lives have been changed because of courageous, compassionate donors.

Thank you for showing some heart!

Celebrate Donor Day February 14

Date Last Reviewed:  February 2020