SR14, As Adopted by Senate, February 9, 2017



††††††††††† Senators Proos, Hood, Schmidt, Hopgood, Gregory, Booher, Marleau, Hansen, Hildenbrand, Conyers and Emmons offered the following resolution:

††††††††††† Senate Resolution No. 14.

††††††††††† A resolution to declare February 14, 2017, as Organ Donor Registry Day.

††††††††††† Whereas, Many Michigan residents have saved the lives of others and given them new beginnings by donating an organ; and

††††††††††† Whereas, There are currently about 3,500 people in the state of Michigan waiting patiently and with courage to receive an organ donation; and

††††††††††† Whereas, One-half of the stateís adult population has registered with the Michigan Organ Donor Registry; and

††††††††††† Whereas, It is imperative that all citizens are aware of the opportunity to save and enhance the lives of others through organ donation and transplantation; and

††††††††††† Whereas, It is possible to transplant approximately 25 different organs and tissues, including liver, bone, bone marrow, cartilage, cornea, heart, kidney, lung, and pancreas; and

††††††††††† Whereas, Organ and tissue donation from one individual can save or enhance the lives of up to seventy-five people; and

††††††††††† Whereas, Families receive comfort in their grief knowing that through organ donation another personís life has been saved; and

††††††††††† Whereas, Those who choose to donate set an example of undeniable generosity and compassion and this reflects the character of these individuals whose choice saves the lives of others; now, therefore, be it

††††††††††† Resolved by the Senate, That we declare February 14, 2017, as Organ Donor Registry Day; and be it further

††††††††††† Resolved, That a copy of this resolution be transmitted to Gift of Life of Michigan as evidence of our esteem.