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Greatest gift of all: an organ

In this season of giving (and receiving), I invite everyone to consider one way that we can all help make America great. As we stand in lengthy lines at checkouts, let's reflect on the greatest gift of all – organ donation. Colorado has a donor designation rate of 68%, which ties us with Missouri, and behind Alaska, Indiana, Iowa, Montana, Oregon, Utah and Washington.

Let's truly be great in a way that saves lives. Nearly 106,000 people in the U.S. are on the national transplant waiting list. Just imagine if you were one of those waiting for the ultimate gift. Don't wait until it's too late and assume that you are a registered donor. Please sign up today to become a donor at the National Donate Life Registry at www.registerme.org.

Mark Mastalski