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ARORA Celebrates National Donate Life Month in April toFocus Attention on the 115,000 Americans Waiting for a Transplant

[April 4, 2019-Little Rock, AR]— April is National Donate Life Month. Every year, Arkansas Regional Organ Recovery Association, (ARORA) partners with Arkansas hospitals, transplant centers and other donation partners in the state in celebration of National Donate Life Month(NDLM). The observance focuses attention on organ, eye and tissue donation. The month-long celebration also shares the importance of registering your decision to become a donor and honors donors and their families by celebrating the lifesaving and healing gift of donation.

“This April, we want to remind everyone that they have the potential to save up to 8 lives and improve the health of up to 200 people. Registering your decision to become an organ, eye and tissue donor takes less than a minute and gives hope to those waiting. The decision to register as a donor is the beginning of a story that may bring life and healing to individuals, their families and their communities,” says ARORA Director of Communications, Audrey Coleman.

During April, ARORA celebrates that 64 percent of Arkansans have registered their decision to help restore lives as organ, eye and tissue donors at the time of their death. Currently, there are more than 300 Arkansans awaiting a life-saving organ transplant. Nationally, thousands more people are waiting for lifesaving and healing eye and tissue transplants.

Arkansans can register to become an organ, eye and tissue donor at donatelifearkansas.org, at their local Department of Motor Vehicles, or by “swiping” their driver’s license or state ID card through special software used by ARORA. Registering to become a donor through swipe technology will become more widely available in the state throughout this year. For more information about registering to become a donor, contact ARORA at 501.907.9150, or send a message to ARORA on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.

ABOUT ARORA

The Arkansas Regional Organ Recovery Agency (ARORA) was established in 1987 as a non-profit, independent organ procurement agency. Serving 64 counties across the state, ARORA is headquartered in Little Rock and has a satellite office in northwest Arkansas.

ARORA’s mission is to restore lives through the recovery of organs and tissues for transplant.

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