Spokane County News | Ian Cull
"It is a privilege to recognize and honor people who gave the ultimate gift to others – the precious gift of life,” Gregoire said in a press release. “And I’m very proud of our state. Generous Washingtonians have made us one of the top states in the number of residents registered as organ donors.”
According to the Governor's office, nearly 1,600 people in Washington are at risk of dying if they do not receive an organ donation. Last year, 118 residents became donors, saving the lives of 315 people with transplanted organs.