Cheryl Landis Gerber, President of Rotary Club of Fort Bend spoke on both organ blood donation and the easy steps you can take to contribute.  Ms. Gerber spoke on the is a critical shortage of organs, tissues and eyes available for donation. There are more than 96,000 patients in the United States awaiting transplantation—more than 7,000 are Texans.

Every 13 minutes, a new name is added to the national transplant waiting list. Every day, 17 people die waiting for a life-saving organ transplant.


The Glenda Dawson Donate Life – Texas Registry is the official state organ, tissue and eye donor registry.

Historically, while signing a donor card and placing the "donor" sticker on your driver license served as an important symbol of your intent, it did not place you on any official list or registry.

In 2005, Texas joined 40 other states in the country by creating its own state donor registry.

Registering to become an organ, tissue and eye donor helps ensure your wishes will be carried out after you die.

You have the power to donate life. Sign up today to become an organ, tissue and eye donor. Your generosity can save up to eight lives through organ donation and enhance another 50 through tissue donation.

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Ms. Gerber also answered questions on the donation of blood. For more information: