Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Donate Life Florida

Today is a great day in the state of Florida for organ donation!

Prior to today if a person went to the DMV they could choose whether or not to become organ donors at that time by saying so on there license. The only problem with this is if the person who passed away didn't have there wishes documented somewhere other than just on there id a family member could make the final decision and NOT donate.

So today thanks to the Joshua Abbott Organ and Tissue Donor Registry Floridians can now join the state donor registry through the Donate Life Florida website, when renewing their driver license online, or when obtaining/renewing their license at a local driver license office. The best part is once your name is added to the registry your family can not veto your right to be an organ donor! You can also join the Registry by calling Donate Life Florida directly at 1-877-35-SHARE (1-877-357-4273) and requesting a registry form.

I encourage any and everyone to take a look at the website and get signed up if you live in Florida. One person can have the chance to save up to eight lives and that truly is an amazing thing.

P.S. The over 5 MILLION driver's license holders in Florida who have already said they want to be donors have been added to the list today!


Jane said...

That is AWESOME! I wish they'd do that everywhere. In fact, I wish everyone would just be considered donors unless they decide to opt out!

OceanDesert said...

That's SO great!!!!

How're you feeling? thinking of you!