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Donate Life California to Hold Press Conference on Organ Donation Education, April 28, 1:30 p.m., on State Capitol West Steps
Date:4/27/2009

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

    What:   Sacramento - On Tuesday, April 28, at 1:30 p.m., Donate
            Life California will hold a press conference to announce
            Padilla's legislation Senate Bill 552 requiring 9th or 10th
            grade health classes to include 15 minutes of education regarding
            organ and tissue donation and recovery.  This bill ultimately
            would provide California students with the basic knowledge to
            make an informed decision as to whether they wish to be donors
            when applying for driver's licenses.

            21,000 Californians are on the National Organ Transplant Waiting
            List.  One organ donor can save up to 8 lives, and one tissue
            donor can improve the lives of up to 50 others.

    Who:    Senator Alex Padilla - State Senator, 20th District
            Roy Grimes - Sacramento Unified School District President
            Bryan Stewart - Donate Life California President
            Tracy Bryan - Donate Life California Board Member
            Carl Chapin - Elk Grove High School Teacher
            Nancy McAfee - Donor Mom, whose son Jordan Shortino became
             a donor at age 19
            Zulma Michaca - College student and liver recipient

    When:   Tuesday, April 28, 1:30 p.m.

    Where:  State Capitol, West Steps
            Sacramento, CA

Great Visuals:

  • A scroll of thousands of signatures in support of organ donation rolled down the west steps
  • 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
  • Circle of Life garden with posters featuring names and photos of donors
  • Registration booth to sign up new donors


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