Today, more than 100,000 children and adults await life-saving organ transplants in the United States. More than 3,000 of them are in Florida. You can make a difference in their lives by becoming an organ and tissue donor. Not only do organ donors benefit those in need of life-saving transplants, but they also make a difference in the lives of those awaiting the precious gift of tissue transplants. YOU HAVE THE POWER TO DONATE LIFE. When making a decision to designate yourself as an organ and tissue donor, consider these points: • Heart transplants save the lives of patients with coronary or congenital heart disease. • Kidney and/or pancreas transplants enhance the lives of patients with end-stage renal failure, diabetes or polycystic kidney disease. • Lungs breathe new life into patients with cystic fibrosis and pulmonary fibrosis. • Tissue transplants can restore life, mobility and flexibility to cancer patients and those with debilitating sport injuries. • Donated corneas can restore the sight of someone suffering from blindness. • Skin grafts can aid and even save those who have been severely burned. • Organs and tissue that cannot be transplanted can be donated for research and will help scientists find ways to treat and cure diseases that affect the body’s vital organs such as Alzheimer’s and cancer. If you are not ready to make a decision about donation today, please consider these facts: • One organ donor can save up to 8 lives. • One tissue donor can enhance the lives of dozens more. Each day, 18 people die in the United States due to the lack of organ donors. You can join Florida’s donor registry at anytime by visiting When you join Florida’s donor registry, you are making and documenting a decision that only you can change. In addition to designating your wishes on your driver license today, we encourage you to visit the statewide registry where you can document your exact wishes. By creating a profile on the Web site, you will be able to modify your designation at anytime. If you do not have a driver license or access to the Internet, you still can join Florida’s donor registry. CLICK PHOTO TO READ MORE

About John Fagan

John is a Jacksonville native who grew up on the First Coast. He graduated from Bishop Kenny High School in 1975 and went to college at Florida State University where he completed a 4-year program in 3 years. John graduated from the Florida State University College of Business in 1978 and went straight into Florida State University College of Law. While in law school, John earned a position on the prestigious Law Review Board serving as its Business Editor. As a law student, John studied in the Oxford program. He also interned with the Florida Legislature working in the Florida House of Representatives Criminal Justice Committee. John was admitted to the Florida Bar in 1981. John began his legal career as a law school intern in the State Attorney's Office in Jacksonville in 1981. After his internship, legendary State Attorney Ed Austin hired John as a full-time Assistant State Attorney for the Fourth Judicial Circuit (Clay, Duval, and Nassau Counties). As a prosecutor, John tried jury and non-jury trial on charges ranging from DUI to Murder. In 1983, John moved from the State Attorney's Office to begin his career in private practice. He has practiced law for 30 years on the First Coast. For the last 20 years, John and his family have made Clay County their home. John limits his practice to personal injury and disability cases. While there are many fine attorneys in Clay County, John is one of only a few Clay County attorneys who limit their practice to personal injury and disability cases. John takes pride in helping clients resolve injury claims in ways that avoid the stress, uncertainty, and the expense of unnecessary litigation. Professional Activities John is the past President of the Clay County Bar Association and has served on the Board of the Clay County Bar Association from 2009-2013. He is an active member of the Florida Bar, and the Federal Bar of the Middle and Southern Districts of Florida. He is also a member of the American Association of Justice, the Florida Association of Justice, the National Organization of Social Security Claimants' Representatives, and the National Organization of Veterans' Advocates. Service to the Community John is involved in the Clay County Community serving as a member and Director of the Rotary Club of Orange Park, of the Clay County Bar Association, and the Putnam County Bar Association.
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