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<DOC> [Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents] [frwais.access.gpo.gov] [Page i-ii] Monday, April 25, 1994 Volume 30--Number 16 Pages 821-891 Contents [[Page i]] Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents [[Page ii]] Addresses and Remarks Ameritech employees in Milwaukee, WI--826 Bosnia--824, 825, 849, 881 Democratic Congressional Dinner--862 Earth Day--865 National Infant Immunization Week, proclamation signing ceremony-- 853 Radio address--822 Teacher of the Year Award, presentation ceremony--870 Appointments and Nominations Education Department, Rehabilitation Services Administration, Commissioner--862 Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, members--853 Federal Reserve System, Board of Governors, Vice Chairman and member--888 World Bank, U.S. Executive Director and Alternate U.S. Executive Director--852 Communications to Congress Cyprus conflict report, letter--834 Embargo on Haiti, letter--861 Peacekeeping operations in the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, letter--851 Trade with China, message--873 Trade with South Africa, message--872 Communications to Federal Agencies Trade with China, memorandum--872 Interviews With the News Media Exchanges with reporters Milwaukee, WI--833 Newport News, VA--824 Oval Office--855, 880 Interviews With the News Media--Continued Rose Garden--849 South Lawn--825 Interviews Journalists on South Africa--874 MTV's ``Enough is Enough'' Forum--836 News conferences April 20 (No. 55)--856 April 22 (No. 56) with Prime Minister Papandreou of Greece--881 Meetings With Foreign Leaders Austria, Chancellor Vranitzky--855 Greece, Prime Minister Papandreou--880, 881 Proclamations Nancy Moore Thurmond National Organ and Tissue Donor Awareness Week--821 National Infant Immunization Week--854 National Volunteer Week--822 National Youth Service Day--852 To Amend the Generalized System of Preferences--872 Statements by the President See also Appointments and Nominations Advisory Committee on Human Radiation Experiments--871 Agreement on elections in South Africa--850 School-to-work opportunities legislation--871 State Criminal Alien Assistance Program--889 Supplementary Materials Acts approved by the President--891 Checklist of White House press releases--891 Digest of other White House announcements--889 Nominations submitted to the Senate--890 WEEKLY COMPILATION OF ------------------------------ PRESIDENTIAL DOCUMENTS Published every Monday by the Office of the Federal Register, National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, DC 20408, the Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents contains statements, messages, and other Presidential materials released by the White House during the preceding week. 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[[Page 821]] <DOC> [Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents] [frwais.access.gpo.gov] [Page 821] Monday, April 25, 1994 Volume 30--Number 16 Pages 821-891 Week Ending Friday, April 22, 1994 Proclamation 6672--Nancy Moore Thurmond National Organ and Tissue Donor Awareness Week, 1994 April 15, 1994 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation Perhaps the most precious legacy that one human being can bestow upon another is the gift of life. The unselfish decision to donate one's organs after death is an act of generosity that can mean the beginning of new life for others. Advanced medical knowledge and techniques have allowed bone marrow transplants to bring hope and healing to children with leukemia; the gift of a new heart, lung, or liver has enabled many terminally ill Americans who would otherwise have died, to live longer, fuller lives. A new kidney has provided improved health, and the donation of a cornea has restored the miracle of sight. Unfortunately, however, many people still wait, and many people still die waiting for a suitable organ to become available. Today there are more than 34,000 patients on the national transplant waiting list, and a new patient is added to the list every 20 minutes. The gap between the number of patients on the waiting list and the number of donors continues to widen, and many more will needlessly die. The United States has the potential to maintain an adequate supply of donor organs. To fulfill that potential we must increase public awareness of the urgent need for donation. All Americans need to know that by completing a donor card and carrying it, and by discussing with their families their wishes to donate, they may give the blessing of life to other Americans in need of organs for transplantation. One year ago, on April 14, 1993, a tragic auto accident claimed the life of Nancy Moore Thurmond, the beautiful, gifted, and caring young daughter of Senator Strom Thurmond and his wife, Nancy. Their courageous decision to donate her organs so that others might live was in accordance with Nancy's wishes and, even in death, has enabled the promise of her young life to continue. The Thurmond family, along with others who have made the same magnanimous gesture for their loved ones, can find some measure of comfort in knowing that they have, indeed, bequeathed the gift of life. The Congress, by Public Law 103-30, has designated the week beginning April 17, 1994, as ``Nancy Moore Thurmond National Organ and Tissue Donor Awareness Week'' and has authorized and requested the President to issue a proclamation calling upon the people of the United States to observe this week with appropriate programs, ceremonies, and activities. Now, Therefore, I, William J. Clinton, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim the week of April 17 through April 23, 1994, as Nancy Moore Thurmond National Organ and Tissue Donor Awareness Week. I urge all health care professionals, educators, the media, public and private organizations concerned with organ donation and transplantation, and all Americans to join me in promoting greater and more widespread awareness and acceptance of this humanitarian cause. In Witness Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand this fifteenth day of April, in the year of our Lord nineteen hundred and ninety-four, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and eighteenth. William J. Clinton [Filed with the Office of the Federal Register, 2:06 p.m., April 15, 1994] Note: This proclamation was published in the Federal Register on April 19. This item was not received in time for publication in the appropriate issue. [[Page 822]] <DOC> [Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents] [frwais.access.gpo.gov] [Page 822] Monday, April 25, 1994 Volume 30--Number 16 Pages 821-891 Week Ending Friday, April 22, 1994 Proclamation 6673--National Volunteer Week, 1994 April 15, 1994 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation Since the founding of our democracy, the ideal of community service has been an integral part of our national character. As the words of Thomas Jefferson remind us, ``A debt of service is due from every man to his country proportioned to the bounties which nature and fortune have measured to him.'' Throughout our history, Americans have been called upon to meet his challenge a thousandfold. For our Nation is a place of tremendous blessings--a noble purpose, a wealth of resources, a diverse and determined people. We are rich in the gifts of freedom. During this week especially, we realize anew that shared responsibility is freedom's price. That our vibrant spirit of community has made our country strong reflects our understanding of this enduring truth. Every day, countless volunteers across America work to address the fundamental necessities of our people--educating our youth, protecting our environment, caring for those in need. From children who help older Americans after school to volunteer firemen who guard our neighborhoods while we sleep, these dedicated individuals bring a sense of hope and security to everyone whose lives they touch. Their service makes us stronger as a Nation, setting a powerful example of leadership and compassion to which we all can aspire. This past year has marked the beginning of a new era for America, an era in which those of us who have benefited from this great land are acting on our instincts to help others in return. Though government has an important role to play in meeting the many challenges that remain before us, we are coming to understand that no organization, including government, will fully succeed without the active participation of each of us. Working family by family, block by block, the efforts of America's volunteers are vital to enabling this country to live up to the true promise of its heritage. Now, Therefore, I, William J. Clinton, President of the United States of America, by the authority vested in me by the Constitution and laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim the week of April 17 through April 23, 1994, as ``National Volunteer Week.'' I call upon all Americans to observe this week with appropriate programs, ceremonies, and activities as an expression of their gratitude. In Witness Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand this fifteenth day of April, in the year of our Lord nineteen hundred and ninety-four, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and eighteenth. William J. Clinton [Filed with the Office of the Federal Register, 11:03 a.m., April 18, 1994] Note: This proclamation was released by the Office of the Press Secretary on April 16, and it was published in the Federal Register on April 19.
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