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Support for organ donation high, registration numbers low

November 16, 2016

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HERSHEY, Pa. (WHTM) – New statistics released by Donate Life PA say 90 percent of the state’s residents support organ donations, but less than half are actually registered.

Checking a box is all that has to be done to save a life.

Of those not registered to donate in Pennsylvania, 82 percent say they would accept a donation.

So why aren’t they registered?

Twenty-three percent say they didn’t take the time, but Gift of Life representative Dwendy Johnson said it can be done online in 30 seconds.

Twenty-one percent of the people not registered say they didn’t think they were healthy enough.

“There is no age too old or too young,” Johnson said.

See the full report from ABC 27.