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Donate Life California to Hold Press Conference Commemorating Donation Heroes Tuesday, April 28, 10:00 a.m., State Capitol
Date:4/27/2009

SACRAMENTO, Calif., April 27 /PRNewswire/ --

    What:    Sacramento - On Tuesday, April 28, at 10:00 a.m., Donate Life
             Ambassadors made up of transplant recipients, living organ
             donors, and family members of organ and tissue donors will join
             Sacramento area firefighters at the California Firefighters
             Memorial at the State Capitol to receive a proclamation authored
             by Senator George Runner and Senator John J. Benoit commemorating
             DMV/Donate Life California Month. Registered donors have saved
             the lives of more than 300 organ transplant recipients and healed
             another 15,000 tissue recipients since the Donate Life California
             Organ & Tissue Donor Registry was linked with the DMV in 2006.

    Who:     Senator John J. Benoit - State Senator, 37th District
             Senator George Runner - State Senator, 17th District
             Assemblyman Tom Berryhill  -  State Assemblyman, 25th District,
             and heart recipient
             Dan Haverty - Folsom Fire Chief and living liver donor
             Duane Arend - Sacramento Metro EMS Director
             Bryan Stewart - Donate Life California President
             George Valverde - Department of Motor Vehicles Director
             Nancy McAfee - Donor Mom, whose son Jordan Shortino became a
             donor at age 19

    When:    Tuesday, April 28, 10:00 a.m.

    Where:   State Capitol, Fire Fighters Memorial (East lawn of Capitol)
             Sacramento, CA

Great Visuals:

  • A fire engine flying Donate Life flag
  • Donor quilts made by families whose loved ones have given the gift of life through organ and tissue donation
  • Volunteers from across the state wearing Donate Life T-Shirts
  • Registration booth to sign up new donors

    Contacts:
       Bryan Stewart, President      Miryam Mora-Barajas, Executive Director
       (213) 400-8304                (702) 769-3279
       bstewart@onelegacy.org        mmora@donatelifecalifornia.org


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