Philadelphia PA- Today, U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) helped kick off an organ donation challenge during a 40th anniversary celebration of the Gift for Life organization that promotes organ donation. Senator Casey also announced that he will introduce a resolution marking April 2014 as donate life month.
“There are few acts more selfless and more powerful than the decision to donate a loved ones’ organs,” Senator Casey said. “My family and I will be forever indebted to Frances Lucas for giving the gift of life to my father in 1993. It’s hard to imagine how a family summons the strength to donate a loved ones’ organs especially after a tragic event. But over and over again families in our state and across the country have chosen to give the gift of life to someone in need. This new organ donation effort will encourage more Pennsylvanians to consider giving the gift the life. I was honored to mark the Gift of Life’s 40th anniversary and their excellent work.”