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Gov. Schwarzenegger Issues Statement on Donate Life’s California Donor Registry Reaching Seven Million Donors
Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today issued the following statement after Donate Life announced that its Donate Life California Donor Registry hit seven million donors:
“Being a donor is one of the most selfless and courageous things a human can do, and I am thrilled to know that seven million Californians have signed up to help save lives. However, there are thousands waiting in hope of a transplant and we must continue to work to increase the number of donors, and that’s exactly what SB 1395 will do. This legislation, which I announced earlier this year, will make it easier for Californians to affirm their preferred organ donor status, thereby helping increase the number of donors. I look forward to the legislature sending this bill to my desk so I can sign it into law.”
On March 19, Governor Schwarzenegger and Senator Elaine Alquist (D-Santa Clara) announced the introduction of SB 1395. The legislation would give Californians a choice between registering to be an organ donor or considering at another time via a mandated question through the Department of Motor Vehicles driver license application/renewal or state ID card application process. The legislation would also create the nation’s first living donor registry for kidney transplants to better connect those who want to donate with those in need of a transplant.