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DONATE LIFE KENTUCKY RECEIVES APPROVAL FOR SECOND CHANCE @ LIFE LICENSE PLATE

Second Chance @ Life has received approval from the Kentucky Department of Transportation for a specialty plate, highlighting organ donation as shown above. Please note that application can be downloaded by clicking the link below and when completed must be sent in with at $25.00 check.
900 applicants and initial fee must be collected before the first license plate will be struck, so please support organ donation and transplantation and get your application today.
There will be a rally at the state capital rotunda on February 2nd! Please come and show your support and promote the new Donate LIfe License plate.

DONATE LIFE SOUTH CAROLINA-LIFEPOINT'S 5TH ANNUAL GIFT OF LIFE RUN/WALK - GET INVOLVED!

Race Registration5th Annual LifePoint Gift of Life 5K/2K Run WalkDate: Saturday, Feb. 27, 2010
Location: James Island County Park, Charleston, S.C.
Start Time: 9:00 a.m.
Registration fee: $25.00 (includes T-shirt, goody bag and park entry fee)Register now on www.active.com or download a 5K/2K Race registration form (PDF 1.3 MB).Learn more about race sponsorship opportunities >>New this year:We have added a non-competitive 2K (1.24 miles) Run Walk this year. Runners and walkers may participate in either the 5K or the 2K. Those who plan to walk leisurely are asked to register for the 2K.Along with the usual age and gender divisions, we will again have a transplant recipient division for males and females.Baby strollers are allowed in our race. We request that you participate in the 2K.This event will help raise awareness about saving lives through organ and tissue donation and help promote awareness of the South Carolina Organ and Tissue Donor Registry.Your participation and/or spons…

DONATE LIFE HOLLYWOOD-NATIONWIDE VOTE TO DETERMINE BEST ORGAN DONATION-THEMED MOVIE

Nationwide Vote to Determine Best Organ Donation-Themed Movie'Return to Me' and 'Johny Q' Among Nominees

Transplant Recipients, Living Donors and Donor Families to Vote for Winner of Donate Life Hollywood's Inspire AwardLOS ANGELES, Jan. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- In a lead-up to the second Donate Life Film Festival June 11-12, the nation's organ donation and transplant community will vote for the best organ donation feature film of all time. The four nominated films are Seven Pounds, Return to Me, John Q and Blood Work.Nominations were generated by the Philadelphia Transplant Movie Night, a group of transplant recipients, living donors and families of deceased donors who meet quarterly to watch films with a donation/transplant theme. Donate Life Hollywood helped to set the criteria: the film must be entertaining to watch, enlighten viewers about the donation process, and inspire people to become organ donors or to think positively about organ donation.Attendees were a…

DONATE LIFE ORGAN DONATION AWARENESS -BANGOR, MAINE- BANGOR STUDENTS TO CARRY TORCH FOR ORGAN DONATION

By Meg HaskellBDN Staff
BANGOR, Maine — Students from Bangor High School will take part Monday in an international campaign to raise awareness of the importance of organ and tissue donation.George Marcello of Toronto, founder of the nonprofit organization Step by Step, kicked off the “SOS The Americas” campaign last October in Wasilla, Alaska, aiming to wrap it up in Ushuaia, Argentina, in October 2011. Monday’s event in Bangor marks his first stop in the lower 48 states. He plans to visit a total of 159 cities in the U.S., and a total of 36 countries in the Americas, recruiting students to carry the torch in each community.About 20 students from the Bangor High School track team will meet Marcello and the Truck of Life at about 2 p.m. Monday in Pickering Square. There they will accept the lighted torch and carry it about two miles back to the school. Their route will follow Broadway out of the downtown area.In a telephone interview this week, Marcello, 54, said the goal of the campaig…

DONATE LIFE ORGAN DONATION AWARENESS -MICHIGAN-SEN. JOHN GLEASON INTRODUCES BILL TO TEACH DRIVER'S ED STUDENTS ABOUT ORGAN DONATION

By Beata Mostafavi | Flint JournalJanuary 29, 2010, 9:30AMFLINT, Michigan — Cardinal rules of the road, traffic etiquette and how to donate your heart?Driver’s education training classes could soon teach students about organ donation alongside driver dogma under new legislation introduced by Sen. John Gleason, D-Flushing.The proposed mandate would add Michigan to a growing list of states that use driver’s ed as a vehicle to boost the number of people in donor registries.“We are fighting for this legislation because we are losing too many chances,” said Gleason, noting that almost 3,000 people in Michigan are on a waiting list for a transplant and less than a quarter of licensed drivers are on the donor registry.Gleason’s bill, which he hopes to make law in time for fall, would require students in driver’s ed to receive instruction on how to join the state’s organ, tissue and eye donor registry.Instruction material could include a DVD and brochure produced and paid for by donor program…

DONATE LIFE ORGAN DONATION AWARENESS -ALONZO MOURNING TO BE HONORED BY MIAMI TRANSPLANT INSTITUTE AT HUMANITARIAN AWARD CELEBRATION ON FEB 24 2010

Alonzo Mourning to be Honored by the Miami Transplant Institute at Humanitarian Award Celebration on February 24, 2010 at Ritz-Carlton South Beach
On Wednesday, February 24, 2010, the Inaugural Miami Transplant Institute’s Humanitarian Award Celebration will be held at The Ritz-Carlton Hotel, South Beach honoring former Miami HEAT player and local philanthropist Alonzo Mourning for focusing public attention on the critical need for organ donation and for research in organ transplantation. This special evening will feature an elegant dinner with classic cocktails, delectable food and a luxury silent and live auction – with proceeds benefitting the Miami Transplant Institute (MTI) at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. For more information about the Celebration, contact Irma Friedman, Executive Director of Development, at IFriedman@med.miami.edu.

DONATE LIFE HOLLYWOOD-THE GIFT OF LIFE - AN OUTSTANDING ORGAN DONATION DOCUMENTARY

Source: Manic Mammy, January 29, 2010The Gift of Life, TV3This is by far the best television documentary series that I’ve seen in ages. It follows 14 different people from the 600 or so who are awaiting organ transplants in Ireland. In the first episode a lady awaiting and eventually receiving a heart transplant, a spouse to spouse kidney transplant, a young man awaiting his second kidney transplant for over 3 and a half year and a young girl from Enniscorthy who undergoes a liver transplant were shown.The second episode concerned, for the most part, cystic fibrosis patients. It is Ireland’s most common life-threatening inherited disease. I was unaware that many cf patients may need a liver transplant as well as lungs transplant. This episode detailed Luke’s liver transplant in Dublin, Orla’s efforts to get on to the Newcastle lung transplant waiting list, the effect of cystic fibrosis on 6 year old Hannah’s day to day life and Jacinta from Knock suffering from pulmonary fibrosis, aw…

DONATE LIFE ORGAN DONATION AWARENESS -2010 ART "WORKS" FOR TRANSPLANTATION CONTEST

ORGAN DONATION & TRANSPLANTATIONNATIONAL LEARNING CONGRESS GALLERY OF HOPE 2010
"Comforting the mind, body, and soul through the healing force of artistic expression"
If you know someone who is waiting for or has received a transplant or a family member of an organ, tissue or eye donor, our nationwide art contest presents a unique opportunity for them to share their experience and emotions in a tangible way.
Heres' how it works:
Any donation or transplantation organization is invited to enlist a donor family, transplant candidate or transplant recipient to submit an original work of art to be the signature artwork for the 2010 National Learning Congress Gallery of Hope. All submissions by these very special artists will be on display in a Gallery of Hope throughout the conference at the 6th Donation and Transplantation National Learning Congress on November 3-4 2010 at the Gaylord Hotel in Grapevine, Texas.
Eligibility / Contest Rules-SummaryFor Full Contest Rules please…

DONATE LIFE ROSE PARADE FLOAT - 2011 ASTELLAS RIDE OF A LIFETIME(sm) CONTEST

The Astellas Ride of a Lifetime Contest- 2011ENTER NOW: The Astellas Ride of a LifetimeSM 2011 ContestThe Astellas Ride of a Lifetime Contest: A Transplant Tradition
For the past eight years, Astellas has provided the highest level of sponsorship and support as the "benefactor" partner for the Donate Life Rose Parade® float - only one example of Astellas’ more than 20-year commitment to transplantation and organ donation.To honor those touched by transplantation, Astellas launched the Astellas Ride of a LifetimeSM essay contest in 2005. The inaugural contest asked organ transplant recipients to share their transplant experience by submitting a 500-word essay on how their life had been transformed by transplantation. Five winners were chosen and won the opportunity to experience in-person one of the most celebrated entertainment events in the world – the Tournament of Roses Parade®. The contest winners traveled to California where they became members of the float building tea…

DONATE LIFE CALIFORNIA -NEVADA COUNTY LEADS THE STATE WITH HIGHEST PERCENTAGE OF RESIDENTS SIGNED UP ON THE DONATE LIFE CALIFORNIA DONOR REGISTRY

Thousands Saved and Healed by Registered Organ and Tissue Donors
Published on Jan 27, 2010 - 2:32:17 PMBy: Katherine Doolittle Community Outreach Manager, Golden State Donor Services
Left to Right: Sharon Mecartea, Pat Forsberg, DMV Manager Kim Nunez, Debbie Vintere, Sylvia Miller, Amy Malik, Joyce Smethers, Katherine Doolittle. Image courtesy Katherine DoolittleSACRAMENTO, Calif., Jan. 27, 2010 – As Donate Life California and the California Department of Motor Vehicles announced the state has reached the highest enrollment of a donor registry in the US with six million registrants, Nevada County learned it is a leader in California with the highest percentage (33%* vs. the county average of 26%) of its population signing up on the Registry.

Locals in Nevada County celebrated the Donate Life California Organ and Tissue Donor Registry's milestone and their own success today at the Grass Valley Department of Motor Vehicles. On hand to mark the occasion with a special banner, were Dona…

DONATE LIFE ILLINOIS - WE'RE GIVING AWAY FREE JOSH TURNER CONCERT TICKES!

FROM OUR FRIENDS AT DONATE LIFE ILLINOIS!
We’re Giving Away Free Josh Turner Concert Tickets!It’s Christmas year-round here at DLI camp! We’re always in a giving mood.As part of our partnership with US99 for their Live Country Series, we’re giving away 40 free pairs of tickets to see Josh Turner at a private concert here in Chicago on February 11!These tickets are not for sale, so here’s your chance to win!Hop over to this contest page to learn what steps need to be taken to enter (21 and older only). Any Illinois resident can enter now through January 31 and we’ll notify the winners by February 2.Spread the word to anyone you know that’s a country fan and good luck!And remember to register to be and organ, eye and tissue donor by visiting Donate Life Illinois

DONATE LIFE ORGAN DONATION AWARENESS -NATIONWIDE-FEBRUARY 14TH IS NATIONAL DONOR DAY

February 14 is the 10th National Donor Day -- a day to give the gift of life.

Focused on five points of life: organs, tissues, marrow, platelets, and blood. Many nonprofit health organizations sponsor blood and marrow drives and organ/tissue donor card signings across the NationFill out an organ and tissue donation card, register with your State Donor Registry and make sure your family knows you want to be a donor.Join the National Registry of potential volunteer marrow and blood stem cell donors.Learn how you can donate your baby's umbilical cord blood stem cells at birth.Donate blood.Why be a Donor?The need is great and growing.OVER 105,000 people are in need of an organ for transplant.Approximately 35,000 children and adults in our country have life-threatening blood diseases that could be treated by a marrow/blood stem cell or cord blood transplant.Every two seconds someone in America needs blood, more than 39,000 units each day, according to the American Red Cross.Why do it To…