Donate Life Virginia News

5 Reasons to Become an Organ Donor

By Emily Greenwood / May 4, 2021

On the fence about organ donation? You should register. You’ll be doing something generous, compassionate and selfless. But more importantly, organ donors give transplant recipients a second chance at life. And that’s really amazing. Here are 5 other important reasons to update your donor status. Organ donors save lives. In fact, one donor can save…

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Donate Life Virginia launches Second Chance Campaign

By Lara Malbon / May 1, 2021

40% of Virginians have not registered.Are you one of them? With our “Second chance begins with a second glance” campaign, we want Virginians to check their current donation status, register to be a donor and give others a second chance at life. Why be a donor? Because transplant recipients don’t just receive an organ—they receive…

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April is National Donate Life Month

By Lara Malbon / April 1, 2021

A month to honor and celebrate. Here in Virginia, April is a beautiful time of year. The weather gets warmer. Nature awakens from its winter slumber. And life flourishes all around. But maybe the most important thing about April is that it’s National Donate Life Month (NDLM). During this month-long celebration, you can take part…

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Donate Life Virginia celebrates National DMV Appreciation Month for the first time

By Lara Malbon / August 31, 2020

National DMV Appreciation Month recognizes the vital role of Virginia DMV in saving and healing lives. DMV staff ask the donor registration question to customers every day. Our DMV partners are the people on the front lines of service who have helped more than 160 million people across the country to register their decision to…

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Donate Life Virginia to honor living donor on NASCAR driver Joey Gase’s race car

By Lara Malbon / August 23, 2020

Donate Life Virginia is teaming up with NASCAR driver Joey Gase to honor living kidney donor Christopher Woody, Sr. on Gase’s #51 Donate Life Virginia Ford Cup Car for the Federated Auto Parts 400 race on September 12 at Richmond Raceway. Woody, 35, donated his kidney to a cousin in 2013 and hopes to donate…

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