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You can take someone who is sick and make them well by donating your organs. Mrs. Janice Robbins gave a presentation on Carolina Donor Services at the Elizabethtown Rotary Club. “Every 10 minutes a name is added to the transplant waiting list.” Janice Robbins said as she began her presentation.

Carolina Donor Services collects most donated organs in North Carolina and part of Virginia. People of all ages can be a donor. Donating does not cost anything. More minority donors are needed.

One organ donor can save up to eight lives. One tissue donor can help up to 50 people.
“Have these conversations with your families and loved ones”, Janice told the club.

The steps to take to become an organ donor is easy. Register at the DMV to be an organ donor. After you register at will have a heart on your license. “House bill 1372 was passed to let the heart prevail.” Janice said.

Once the heart is on your license, your decision to donate can not be over turned by anyone else. If you would like to also donate tissue, visit donatelifenc.org on the web and fill out the form for donating. The last step is to let your family know you are a donor.

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