Aaron Gilchrist with South Carolina Senator Shealy

Senator Katrina Shealy (R-Lexington), on right, with Aaron Gilchrist, Global Sales Director for Bridge to Life Ltd.

Senator Shealy Introduces Resolution in South Carolina

Senator Shealy introduced a resolution through the Committee on Medical Affairs to designate Thursday, April 4, 2013 as Organ Donor Registration Day in South Carolina. Officially adopted, this bill expresses the South Carolina General Assembly’s and the State of South Carolina’s support for organ, eye and tissue donation throughout the state.

This resolution was brought forward for the following reasons:

  • More than 117,000 people are waiting for an organ transplant.
  • More than 18 people die every day while waiting for an organ transplant.
  • One Donor can save up to eight lives.
  • People of any age, race and ethnicity can save and enhance lives by donating their organs, eyes and tissues.

A copy of this resolution was forwarded to Donate Life South Carolina (www.donatelifesc.com).

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