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Friday, August 19, 2016

August is 'MVD Saves Lives Month' Promoting Organ Donation

Celeste Machiche

PHOENIX – Registering to become an organ donor is as simple as checking a box at the Arizona Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Division.

Celeste Machiche of Chandler decided to do just that around her 20th birthday. She was known by friends and family as having an infectious smile and generous spirit ‒ and always wearing bright red Chuck Taylors that matched her personality.

In May 2012, a month after she registered as an organ donor, tragedy struck when Celeste was fatally injured in a car crash. But her story didn’t end there, as her organs helped save four lives.

“Celeste was known for being generous and caring, and her generosity lives on through the lives she saved,” said Pablo Machiche, Celeste’s father.

Since 2003, the Motor Vehicle Division has partnered with the Donor Network of Arizona to promote the benefits of organ donation and make becoming an organ donor as simple as checking a box on the application for a driver license or state ID. Today, more than half of Arizona adults have registered as organ donors, up from just eight percent when the partnership began. Continue reading
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...to ensure donation happens, please share your donation decision with your family. At stake is the legacy you plan to leave.

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