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January represents a fresh start and inspires us to make new resolutions to try a new activity, enjoy life more or support a new cause or charity. We wish to become better people: more giving, compassionate and understanding. We look forward to the new year full of possibility and hope.

According to Forbes Magazine, while 40 percent of us make New Year’s resolutions, only eight percent accomplish our goals. What about making a resolution this year that’s simple and easy to keep, and saves and heals lives? Consider registering to Donate Life!

Many don’t realize only one percent of the population will be able to donate organs at the time of their death. Today, there are more than 121,000 Americans and 3,500 Ohioans waiting for a life-saving organ transplant. The only opportunity these men, women and children will have to follow their own dreams for 2014 is to receive a transplant from a generous organ donor.

Ring in January by saying yes to organ, eye and donation today at your local BMV agency or by visiting www.lifelineofohio.org. Once you register, share your decision to donate with your family so they can help support your wishes.

Thank you for being a hero of donation!

-Kaitlyn Thompson, Lifeline of Ohio community outreach coordinator

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