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Donate Life Day at the Capitol to Increase Awareness for Organ Donation and Registration
Date:3/6/2009

Supporters of the Glenda Dawson Donate Life - Texas Registry will be in front of the Capitol Grill at the Texas State Capitol on March 26, between 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. educating people on the donor registration process and getting them signed up on the registry.

Austin, TX (PRWEB) March 6, 2009 -- Supporters of the Glenda Dawson Donate Life - Texas Registry will be in front of the Capitol Grill at the Texas State Capitol on March 26, between 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. educating people on the donor registration process and getting them signed up on the registry. Donate Life Day organizers seek to bring awareness of needed changes in the registration process for becoming a donor as well as the legislation that currently governs the registry.

There is a critical shortage of organs, tissues and eyes available for transplantation. There are more than 100,822 patients in the United States awaiting transplantation -- more than 8,000 are Texans. Every day, 18 people die waiting for a life-saving organ transplant.

"Organ donation by one individual can save up to eight lives and enhance another 50 through tissue donation," said Michelle Segovia, of the Texas Organ Sharing Alliance (TOSA). "A lot of people want to be donors; they just don't realize that they haven't taken all the steps required to be a donor. Each year, thousands of people die unnecessarily, simply because potential donors haven't been educated on how to become a donor. We are trying to help p
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