• County Commission authorizes April as Donate Life month
By Linda Green

County Commission Chairman Charlie Newton presents a Donate Life Proclamation to Virginia Goodson. Photo by Linda Green.

The McDuffie County Commission designated the month of April as Donate Life Month and presented a proclamation to Virginia Goodson.
The proclamation honors all McDuffie residents who made the decision to “give the gift of life” and focus their attention on the need for eye, organ and tissue donations.
“I am happy to be here,” said Goodson, who received a lung transplant four years ago.
In presenting the proclamation Wednesday morning, Chairman Charlie Newton said that 9,527 residents have registered their decision to become organ donors at www.donatelifegeorgia.org.
Newton said a new person is added to the waiting list to receive a transplant every 11 minutes and an average of 18 people die daily because of organ shortages.

To read more on this story, see the Sun., April 7, edition of The McDuffie Progress.





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