Wednesday, October 14, 2015

New option for organ donors on driver licenses

Your4State | Nicole Galbraith

Donate Life Maryland, a nonprofit organization dedicated to saving and enhancing lives by registering organ, eye and tissue donors has some changes this October.

Marylanders now have the option to have the heart displayed on their license if they're an organ donor. Before October, if you were an organ, eye or tissue donor, the heart automatically appeared on the license.

Executive Director of Donate Life Maryland (DLMD), Libby Wolfe, said about 56 percent of Marylanders are organ donors, and that number continues to increase.

“When you register as an organ, eye and tissue donor, basically you're saying, 'Should I be in a position to help someone at the time of my death, this is something that I want to do,'” Wolfe said.

According to Wolfe, there are more than 122,000 Americans waiting for a life-saving transplant, and DLMD is just one of many organizations that help these Americans get the organs they need. Continue reading

 

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