The Tennessee County Clerks’ Organ Donor Awareness Foundation announced it has reached a milestone of $5 million in donations in the same year that it celebrates its 20th anniversary. The funds, raised $1 at a time through the foundation’s “Donate a Dollar” program, are used to educate Tennesseans on the critical importance of organ and tissue donation.
“With caring local motorists making donations it has helped more than 7,000 Tennesseans to receive the gifts of life through organ transplantation in last 10 years, said Bill Knowles, Hamilton County Clerk.
“Dollars collected in Hamilton County have played a role in the success by making citizens aware of the great need by distributing educational materials, sponsoring school based programs and recognizing organ and tissue donors.” Bill Knowles was a founding member of the Tennessee County Clerks’ Organ Donor Awareness Foundation.
The Tennessee County Clerks Foundation asks local citizens to donate $1 when they visit their local county clerk’s office to register a new automobile or conduct other business. The foundation works with the state non-profits, Donate Life Tennessee, Tennessee Donor Services, and Mid-South Transplant Foundation, to educate Tennesseans on the critical importance of becoming an organ and tissue donor. Continue reading
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