Donate Life Virginia News

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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National Minority Donor Awareness Month

By Lara Malbon / July 31, 2020

2020 is the perfect time to hear our Call – ONE VOICE, ONE VISION …TO HEAL AND SAVE LIVES National Minority Donor Awareness Month is a collaborative effort by the National Organ, Eye and Tissue Donation Multicultural Action Group to save and improve the quality of life of diverse communities by creating a positive culture…

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Black History Month

By Lara Malbon / February 10, 2020

For Black History Month, we are recognizing the more than 19,000 black living donors who gave the gift of life. Each year, less than a third of the patients on the national waiting list receive a transplant, and on average, 22 people die each day while waiting. Our limited supply of deceased donor organs cannot…

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More organ transplants in 2019 than ever before

By Lara Malbon / January 29, 2020

There were more lives saved in Virginia in 2019 through the generosity of organ donation than ever before. According to data from the Organ Procurement and Transplant Network (OPTN), there were 1,146* organ transplants in Virginia last year. This includes donations from both living and deceased donors. In 2018, there were a total of 916…

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