Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Donating a Small Part of Tax Refund Can Help Save Lives

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Donating a Small Part of Tax Refund Can Help Save Lives

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Did you know that every 18 hours, one man, woman or child dies in Pennsylvania because the waiting list for organ and tissue donations is so long? Imagine the pain so many parents are faced with wondering whether their child will live long enough to receive a life-saving transplant.

We all look forward to our tax refund, but as state tax returns are filed, please think about checking a box on the form that allows you to donate some or all of your refund to some really great causes -including an organization I serve and care deeply about, the Gov. Robert P. Casey Memorial Organ and Tissue Donation Awareness Trust Fund.

The trust fund's mission is simply to educate people about organ and tissue donation so each person can make an informed choice. Every person who chooses to register as a donor has the potential to save lives. …

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