Monday, June 29, 2009

URGENT: Your Opportunity to Support Organ Donor Designation and Preservation of Voluntary Contributions in California

I have a friend in California, a lung transplant recipient, who is an ambassador for organ donation awareness there. She asked me to post the following for your consideration and I'm very pleased to do so. Action is required today to show your support for Assembly Bill 1132. Thanks. Merv.

Dear Donate Life Community:

Please help us pass this important legislation in California, which is set for a hearing on Tuesday, June 30!

Donate Life California, administrator of the state-authorized organ and tissue donor registry, is sponsoring Assembly Bill 1132, which would increase organ and tissue donor registration by amending existing law to allow Californians an opportunity to be directed to the Donate Life California webpage to register as donors at the confirmation of page of their annual vehicle registration form.

In addition, the bill would allow the DMV to keep a maximum of 5% of the voluntary contributions made by DMV customers to cover administrative costs not already funded by appropriations from the state’s general fund. As a result, the vast majority of these voluntary contributions would be preserved to fund organ donation education in high school health classes among other essential public health education initiatives

Please personalize the letter at this link and email to or fax to 916-880-3510.

Thank you for supporting our lifesaving mission!

Thank you for supporting our lifesaving mission!



Bryan Stewart
Vice President of Communications, OneLegacy
President, Donate Life California
Chairman, Donate Life Rose Parade Float Committee
221 South Figueroa Street, Suite 500
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 229-5600

(213) 229-5650 direct office
(213) 633-1650 direct fax
(213) 400-8304 cell

“You Have the Power to Save Lives – Sign Your Donor Card & Tell Your Loved Ones of Your Decision”

Register to be a donor in Ontario or Download Donor Cards from Trillium Gift of Life Network NEW for Ontario: Learn The Ins & Outs Of Organ And Tissue Donation. Register Today! For other Canadian provinces click here

In the United States, be sure to find out how to register in your state at or Download Donor Cards from OrganDonor.Gov

In Great Britain, register at NHS Organ Donor Register

In Australia, register at Australian Organ Donor Register

Your generosity can save up to eight lives with heart, kidneys, liver, lungs, pancreas and small intestine transplants. One tissue donor can help up to 100 other people by donating skin, corneas, bone, tendon, ligaments and heart valves

Has your life been saved by an organ transplant? "Pay it forward" and help spread the word about the need for organ donation

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