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Mayor’s Press Conference Announcement - April, 18 2012

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Mayor’s Press Conference Announcement - April, 18 2012

April is National Donate Live Month

April is National Donate Life Month for organ, eye and tissue donation

  • Everyone encouraged to sign up to give the gift of hope
  • Currently over 113,000 people waiting for an organ
  • 1 donor can save up to 8 lives
  • Dispelling the myths
    • No one too old or sick to become an organ donor
    • Hospital doctors and emergency personnel do everything in their power

Becoming a donor is EASY

  • Sign up at DC DMV when obtaining or renewing your driver license or ID card
  • Sign up at donatelifedc.org

DC Department of Motor Vehicles joins nation in celebrating organ donor month with various activities

  • DC DMV Director conducted live web chat on organ donation with expert from Donate Life
  • DC DMV Director walked alongside Donate Life float during Cherry Blossom Parade
  • Donor families and recipients will be available at DMV service centers to answer questions
  • DMV Service Center employees will wear Donate Life t-shirts on Friday, April 20th for Blue and Green day