Rhode Island Organ Donation Alliance Coalition, New England Organ Bank Organ urge donors to register at the DMV in person or online.
Mayor Angel Taveras today proclaimed April as "Donate Life" Month in Providence during a ceremony in the Mayor's Office attended by members of the Rhode Island Organ Donor Awareness Coalition (RIODAC) and the New England Organ Bank.
"I hereby proclaim April, 2013 as Donate Life Month in the City of Providence," said Mayor Taveras. "There are thousands of New Englanders who are currently waiting for life-saving organ transplants. This observance pays tribute to organ and tissue donors and their families whose decision to donate life enables others to receive life-saving organs and tissues for transplant. We can all do our part by signing up as organ and tissue donors."
Becoming an organ donor is simple and can be done while applying for or renewing a driver's license. Donate Life New England, a joint project of LifeChoice Donor Services and New England Organ Bank, also has a fast, easy and secure way to register online at www.donatelifenewengland.org.