(Richmond, VA—September 21, 2018) Donate Life America (DLA) and Donate Life State Teams are dedicating the week of September 24-28, 2018, to saying thank you to Motor Vehicle Departments (DMVs) across the country for their commitment to asking the donor registration question to DMV customers every day. The vast majority of donor registrations in the U.S. come through DMV and driver’s license partner transactions. DMV offices and their employees play an invaluable role in increasing the number of registered organ, eye and tissue donors. Through their dedication to the Donate Life mission, DMV leadership and staff help save and heal lives.
National DMV Appreciation Week is a one-week celebration held each year in the last week of September. During this week, the Donate Life Community celebrates this vital partnership through local events and outreach expressing gratitude to DMV and driver’s license partner staff and leadership across the country.
Donate Life America will be celebrating National DMV Appreciation Week by recognizing the regional and national winners of the 2018 DLA DMV Awards. These awards recognize both statewide DMV efforts and individual dedication to successfully increase donor registration. DLA is grateful to have the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators (AAMVA) as a national partner supporting the role of DMVs in offering the donor registration opportunity and helping to save lives through organ, eye and tissue donation.
“At the root of AAMVA’s work is supporting our members to serve their constituents and communities,” says Anne S. Ferro, President & CEO, AAMVA. “We are grateful for our partnership with Donate Life America, which honors this commitment in a very special way.”
To register your decision to be an organ, eye and tissue donor in the National Donate Life Registry, please go to RegisterMe.org. To learn more about the DLA DMV partnership and National DMV Appreciation Week, please visit DonateLife.net/DMV.
About Donate Life America (DLA)
Donate Life America (DLA) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization leading its national partners and Donate Life State Teams to increase the number of donated organs, eyes and tissue available to save and heal lives. DLA manages and promotes Donate Life℠, the national brand for the cause of donation; motivates the public to register as organ, eye and tissue donors; provides education about living donation; manages the National Donate Life Registry at RegisterMe.org; and develops and executes effective multi-media campaigns to promote donation.