Donate Life NC, in partnership with the NC Division of Motor Vehicles, is "giving a million thanks" for the more than 1 million people in NC that have registered as organ and cornea donors at the DMV since the passage of The Heart Prevails Law in 2007. A press conference to announce this milestone is being held on Thursday, December 18 at 9:30 am at the Avent Ferry Road DMV office in Raleigh.
The full press release is here.
Read our August e-newsletter, focused on National Minority Donor Awareness Week and featuring stories that demonstrate that #donationiscolorblind. Read all about it here.
National Minority Donor Awareness Week, celebrated annually August 1- 7, is a nationwide observance to honor the generosity of multicultural donors and their families, while also underscoring the critical need for people from diverse communities to register their decision to Donate Life as organ, eye and tissue donors. Approximately 57% of those on the U.S. transplant waiting list are minorities. In 2013, 11,475 minority patients received organ transplants.
Media releases can be found in the news archives.
For additional coverage on news that inspires North Carolinians to register as organ, eye and tissue donors, click on any of the following:
- Donate Life America
- Donate Life Hollywood
- Carolina Donor Services
- LifeShare Of The Carolina
- The North Carolina Eye Bank
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