Donate Life Month Tells Us Organ Donation Help Is Always Needed

A symbolic gesture of a woman giving a man a cartoon heart, in place of an organ donation.

The end can be a sad and troubling time for many, but it can also bring about a new beginning and hope for others. That is why Donate Life America established National Donate Life Month back in 2003. Throughout April, Donate Life Month encourages Americans to register as organ, eye, and tissue donors, and to celebrate those that have saved lives through the gift of organ donation.

But just because it’s no longer April, it doesn’t mean the need disappears.

Simply Cremations and Funeral Care has always prided ourselves with compassion, sincerity, and understanding that all families need. We also aid in the process of preplanning a cremation, but there are other plans that you can make yourself, and that includes being an organ donor.

Donate Life America reports that 95 percent of Americans support donation, but only 58 percent are registered. Any adult aged 18 or older can register to be an organ, eye or tissue donor, and it is as easy as registering at

Deceased organ donation is the process of giving an organ or part of an organ, at the time of the donor’s death, for transplantation to another person. The end of one’s life can mean giving life to another.

Just as Simply Cremations and Funeral Care plans for what lies ahead, you can help one of the 114,000 men, women and children that await a lifesaving organ transplant.

The end of one life does not have to mean the end of another. You or a loved one can be an organ donor, and that process is simple. With Simply Cremation & Funeral Care, the time following a death can be simple too. When that time comes, call 616-455-6838; we are available 24 hours a day.