Why you need to know Libby Wolfe, executive director of Donate Life Maryland

The Baltimore Sun | Darcey Costello
Fallston resident Libby Wolfe is the executive director of Donate Life Maryland.
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The work that goes into Maryland’s donor registry doesn’t end when a person agrees to put a heart on her driver’s license. Meet the person behind the registry: Libby Wolfe, who serves as executive director of Donate Life Maryland. Each year, she organizes education and outreach efforts, which see continued growth in the registry, currently at 2.6 million Marylanders. We talk to the Fallston resident about the importance of organ, eye and tissue donations, how she wrangles her German shepherd into supporting the cause and her love for snowballs.

How did you get involved with the Donate Life Maryland?

I’ve been with them for about four years. Previously, I had always worked in advertising and communications, which I loved, but at the end of the day, I felt like I needed to do something that’s good, where I could help people and be connected to a worthwhile cause.

Why are you passionate about the cause?

The impact that donation has on people’s lives is incredible. Prior to becoming part of the donor process, I thought about the recipient side: how donation provided a life-saving gift. Now, I see our donor families who have lost a loved one. Donations really become their cause — their loved one is able to live on and they’re really able to champion and celebrate this cause. Continue reading

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