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PennDOT: Fast, Easy Online Organ Donor Registration Could Help Save a Life
Date:4/1/2009

HARRISBURG, Pa., April 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With April marking National Donate Life Month, PennDOT reminds driver's license and identification card holders of the opportunity to help another person live a fuller and longer life by registering online to become an organ donor.

"In the past, most citizens waited until their driver's licenses or identification cards were up for renewal every four years before thinking about adding the organ donor designation," said PennDOT Secretary Allen D. Biehler, P.E. "With the online service, in a mere 90 seconds, individuals can say 'yes' to organ donation and have the potential to save and enhance the lives of up to 50 people."

For more than 7,100 Pennsylvanians awaiting transplants, the life-saving search for organ and tissue donations begins with the generosity and care of fellow Pennsylvanians who are registered organ donors. Currently, more than 44 percent of driver's license and identification card holders are registered organ donors -- that's more than 4 million Pennsylvanians. More than 2,400 Pennsylvanians have used the online registration service since it began in 2006.

To register online, visit PennDOT's Driver and Vehicle Services Web site, www.dmv.state.pa.us, and select "Add Organ Donor Designation to your DL/Photo ID" link under Online Driver and Vehicle Services, and enter the requested information. After the organ donor designation is added, individuals will receive a confirmation card to carry with them until the time of their driver's license or identification card renewal.

Driver's license and identification card holders, as well as registered vehicle owners, can also support organ donation programs by donating $1 to the Robert P. Casey Memorial Organ and Tissue Donation Awareness Trust Fund at the time of application and/or renewal. Since 1995, Pennsylvanians have generously donated more than $7 million to the fund named in honor of the late Pennsylvania governor who underwent a double organ transplant in 1993. Proceeds from the fund are used to educate and promote awareness of the organ donor program through non-profit organizations like the Center for Organ Recovery and Education (CORE) and the Gift of Life (GOL) Donor Program.

For more information about organ and tissue donation in Pennsylvania, visit www.donatelife-pa.org.

    CONTACT:
    Craig Yetter
    (717) 705-1092



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