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Sponsors: Senator Shealy
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Introduced in the Senate on March 23, 2021
Introduced in the House on April 13, 2021
Adopted by the General Assembly on April 13, 2021
Summary: Donor Day
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 3/23/2021 Senate Introduced (Senate Journal-page 8) 3/23/2021 Senate Referred to Committee on Medical Affairs (Senate Journal-page 8) 4/7/2021 Senate Polled out of committee Medical Affairs (Senate Journal-page 16) 4/7/2021 Senate Committee report: Favorable Medical Affairs (Senate Journal-page 16) 4/8/2021 Senate Adopted, sent to House (Senate Journal-page 84) 4/13/2021 House Introduced, adopted, returned with concurrence (House Journal-page 4)
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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL
POLLED OUT OF COMMITTEE
April 7, 2021
S. Printed 4/7/21--S.
Read the first time March 23, 2021.
To whom was referred a Concurrent Resolution (S. 693) to recognize Friday, April 16, 2021, as "Donor Day" in South Carolina; to honor all those who have made the decision to give the gift of life, etc., respectfully
Has polled the Concurrent Resolution out majority favorable.
TO RECOGNIZE FRIDAY, APRIL 16, 2021, AS "DONOR DAY" IN SOUTH CAROLINA; TO HONOR ALL THOSE WHO HAVE MADE THE DECISION TO GIVE THE GIFT OF LIFE; TO FOCUS ATTENTION ON THE EXTREME NEED FOR ORGAN, EYE, AND TISSUE DONATION; AND TO ENCOURAGE ALL RESIDENTS TO TAKE ACTION AND SIGN UP ON SOUTH CAROLINA'S ORGAN AND TISSUE DONOR REGISTRY AT THEIR LOCAL SOUTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES OFFICE OR AT DONATE LIFE SOUTH CAROLINA'S WEBSITE.
Whereas, one of the most meaningful gifts that a human being can bestow upon another is the gift of life; and
Whereas, more than 108,000 men, women, and children in the United States await life-saving or life-enhancing organ transplants, of which over 1,200 are residents of South Carolina; and
Whereas, currently 957 of those patients are awaiting a kidney transplant in the State of South Carolina; and
Whereas, the critical donor shortage remains a public health crisis, as a new patient is added to the national waiting list for an organ transplant every ten minutes; and
Whereas, an average of twenty-two people die daily due to the lack of available organs; and
Whereas, living donation can provide families the comfort of knowing the gift of donated organs, blood, and bone marrow endows another person with renewed hope for a healthy life; and
Whereas, donating life through the gift of donation is the ultimate act of generosity and kindness that South Carolina citizens can perform; and
Whereas, Donate Life South Carolina and Sharing Hope SC are the State's non-profit organizations dedicated to promoting awareness about the need for organ and tissue donation; and
Whereas, the members of the South Carolina General Assembly support Donate Life South Carolina and Sharing Hope SC's life-saving mission. Now, therefore,
Be it resolved by the Senate, the House of Representatives concurring:
That the members of the South Carolina General Assembly, by this resolution, recognize Friday, April 16, 2021, as "Donor Day" in South Carolina; honor all those who have made the decision to give the gift of life; focus attention on the extreme need for organ, eye, and tissue donation; and encourage all residents to take action and sign up on South Carolina's organ and tissue donor registry at their local South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles office or at Donate Life South Carolina's website.
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