National Donate Life Month, celebrated each April, was instituted by Donate Life America and its members in 2003 and serves to encourage more Americans to choose to become organ donors. According to Donate Life, there are more than 100,000 people in the U.S. awaiting a life-saving transplant, including more than 4,000 people in the state of New Jersey. Currently, a little over 23% of the licensed drivers in Hudson County have registered to be organ and tissue donors. This year’s national goal is to register 20 million people as organ and tissue donors.
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