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May is National Arthritis Awareness Month

National Arthritis Awareness Month is observed during May in an effort to bring awareness to arthritis and the need for additional advocacy and research while also encouraging physical activity among the adults who suffer from the condition. The Arthritis Foundation reports that more than 50 million Americans are affected by the disease, which is the leading cause for disability in the U.S. One of every 5 adults and 300,000 children are affected by arthritis.

April is Donate Life Month

In April of each year, an entire month of local, regional, and national activities take place to help encourage Americans to sign up as organ, eye, and tissue donors. The month also helps celebrate and remember those who have saved lives through donation.

According to the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), as of July 2019 there were more than 113,000 people on the waiting list for organ donations in the U.S. alone.

February 2nd is Rheumatoid Arthritis Awareness Day

Each year over 200,000 Americans are diagnosed with a painful condition known as rheumatoid arthritis. Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease, meaning that the body’s immune system attacks tissue and joints and even internal organs. The disease attacks the tissues inside joints, causing very painful swelling. Over time, the joints can become deformed and bones can decay as a result.

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