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Celebrate Donate Life Month, Say Yes to Life

04/14/2017

 

 

National Donate Life Month is celebrated throughout the month of April to encourage Americans to register as organ, eye and tissue donors and to celebrate those who have saved lives through the gift of donation.
 
More than 123,000 men, women and children and 3,400 Ohioans are currently on the national waiting list for life-saving organ transplants. Thousands more are in need of tissue and cornea transplants to restore mobility, vitality and sight.
 
Every 48 hours an Ohioan dies waiting for a transplant. Register to be an organ, eye and tissue donor today and give hope to those who wait.

There are three ways to register your decision in the Ohio Donor Registry:
  • Register online with a valid Ohio driver license or state identification card.
  • Complete and mail a Donor Registry enrollment form.
  • Say "YES" at the BMV when you receive or renew your driver license or state identification card. You should also talk to your family about your wishes so they can help honor your decision at the time of death.
To learn more, visit the Donate Life Ohio chapter website at www.donatelifeohio.org.
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