J&P Staff Has Reason to Celebrate Donor Day

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February 22, 2012 | By: Angi Kearney

On Feb. 14, while most of the nation dressed up in red or pink to celebrate Valentine’s Day, the employees here at J&P Cycles were sporting green in honor of National Donor Day. As you might know, J&P founder John Parham was the recipient of a donated lung back in August of 2010, and he’s doing quite well, thank you. In fact, you’ll likely not find more grateful or active supporters of organ donation that John and his family.

National Donor Day is a way to highlight the many ways people can help save lives through organ donations, blood donations, marrow drives and tissue sign-up events across the country. At J&P Cycles, we simply wanted to show our support for John and the countless others who are still waiting for the tremendous gift of life.

According to www.donatelife.net:

• A total of 112,657 people are currently waiting for an organ.
• Eighteen of those people will die each day waiting for an organ.
• One organ donor can save or benefit up to eight lives.
• Last year, more than 42,000 grafts were made available for transplant by eye banks within the United States.
• Ninety percent of Americans say they support donation, but only 30 percent are aware of the steps it requires to become a donor.

Join the staff at J&P Cycles by researching this opportunity to become a donor. Visit www.DonateLife.net or www.OrganDonor.gov, and if it sounds good to you, please sign up!

Comments (1)

Air bags arent mandatory but peolpe like them as a selling feature. Typically part of the joy of riding a bike is that element of danger thats probably why theres nothing on a bike but i have seen that they are starting to make different saftey devices for bikes.look at the clothing you have to wear on a bike a lot of countries make you wear a helmet, boots, gloves, special jackets. Not to mention a lot of the larger bikes also have side impact and fall zones so you wont crush a leg or what ever if the bike falls on you.

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