BRUNSWICK, Georgia: April 4, 2022 – Did you know that one organ or tissue donor can save or enhance the lives of up to 75 people? More than 112,000 citizens in the United States await the gift of life through organ donation, and over 3,800 of those people are our friends and neighbors in Georgia. April is Donate Life Month, the month-long celebration that commemorates those who have received or continue to wait patiently for lifesaving transplants as well as acknowledging the donors who save and heal lives. The Donate Life Georgia organization is dedicated to saving and enhancing lives by creating an easy process for registering organ, eye and tissue donors. In participation of this national effort to increase awareness, Southeast Georgia Health System encourages all Georgians to join their state’s organ and tissue donor registry.
Residents can join Georgia’s state organ and tissue donor registry in a variety of ways:
- By visiting DonateLifeGeorgia.org
- While obtaining/renewing a driver’s license or identification card at a local driver’s license office.
- While obtaining a hunting, fishing or trapping license through the Department of Natural Resources (DNR).
- By calling Donate Life Georgia directly at 1-866-57-SHARE (1-866-577-4273) and request a registry card.