Observed every year in April, National Donate Life Month helps raise awareness about donation, encourage Americans to register as organ, eye and tissue donors, and to honor those that have saved lives through the gift of donation.
Did you know that more than 100,000 people are waiting for lifesaving organ transplants? Your choice to become a donor can help save the lives of up to eight people waiting for an organ transplant.
Ways to participate in Donate Life Month:
- Register your decision to be a donor.
- Tell your family and friends about your decision to Donate Life.
- Visit DonateLife.net to discover ways you can be a champion of the cause.
- Ask others to learn more and register.
You can register online at RegisterMe.org.
We wish you a Happy National Donate Life Month. Thank you for your efforts in promoting organ, eye and tissue donation and the importance of registering your decision!
The 17th Annual SMC Foundation Charity Golf Classic was held June 18 with seventeen teams participating. The goal of this event is to assist SMC Foundation is securing funding needed to help SMC continue to provide quality healthcare close to home.
SMC Rehab offers an innovative therapy that helps with the development of muscle strength for a variety of patients. Steve Ziegler, PT, DPT, is certified to offer Blood Flow Restriction Therapy which is often used on patients prior to or following surgery in their extremities. Research has proven that BFRT can minimize loss of muscle mass, decrease bone healing time, and allow patients to improve muscle size and strength. BFRT is also a great option for patients with osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, osteopenia, or osteoporosis.
Vaccinations are now open to the general public. Individuals 18 years of age and older are eligible to receive their vaccine at Coal Country Community Health Center. The following vaccines are available at all CCCHC locations: