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How the DMV is helping to save lives | Opinion

Gift of Life Donor Program and CORE are recognizing the efforts of local DMVs for their critical role in saving lives. This week is National DMV Appreciation Week.

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Like most Pennsylvanians, you may not think often about PennDOT or your local driver’s license center, except when you need to renew your driver’s license. That is, unless you are among the 8,000 Pennsylvanians waiting for a life-saving organ transplant.

In addition to providing essential services to millions of Pennsylvanians – in the second quarter of this year alone, that number was nearly 10 million – your local PennDOT center is helping to save lives, every day.

PennDOT centers are where 95 percent of Pennsylvanians who register to be organ and tissue donors sign up. Where Pennsylvanians say “yes” t

o potentially saving the life of one of the more than 8,000 people in our state currently on the waiting list. Where Pennsylvanians say they would give the gift of life.

Susan A. Stuart is president and CEO of the Center for Organ Recovery & Education.

Howard M. Nathan, is president and CEO of Gift of Life Donor Program.








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