Monday, February 19, 2007

Valentines Day is National Donor Day

I found out this weekend that Valentines Day isn't just for Hallmark anymore. It is also National Organ Donor Day in the US. It's on Valentines day for a reason.

"National Donor Day was started in 1998 by the Saturn Corporation and its United Auto Workers partners with the support of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and many nonprofit health organizations. "

I am actually quite disappointed for a couple of reasons. First is that I didn't know it was National Donor Day. Second, was that no one else knew it was National Donor Day. Third, that no one told me it was National Donor Day (see #2).

I actually found out by reading Becky's blog then I also read Joshes blog. Josh knew, but Becky found out after the fact. Now, here I am, almost a week late.



Josh Carpenter said...

I only found out about it the day before! I was kind of upset too because I was looking forward to April (which is organ donation month ) so I could do some things with my class concerning donation. I did find out in time to make some "Donate Life" stickers and tell them a little about organ donation on Valentine's Day. I was wearing my green recycle me shirt as well. It gets a few laughs out of people and makes them question!

causaleffect said...

I actually had planned to do a big push of the blog centered around Valentines day. Not knowing it was donor day. But got side tracked and it never materialized. Oh well, business as usual.