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WHEREAS, more than 600 individuals in Nevada are currently on the national organ transplant waiting list, and 22 patients die each day in the United States due to the shortage of donated organs; and

WHEREAS, organ and tissue donations are life-giving acts recognized worldwide as expressions of compassion to those in need that save thousands of lives each year; and

WHEREAS, the spirit of giving and decision to donate are not restricted by age or medical condition; and

WHEREAS, a single individual’s donation of the heart, lungs, liver, kidneys, pancreas and small intestine can save up to 8 lives, and donation of tissue can save and heal the lives of up to 75 others; and

WHEREAS, more than 1.2 million Nevadans have signed up with the state-authorized Nevada Donor Registry to ensure their wishes to be organ and tissue donors are honored; and

WHEREAS, organizations across the Silver State work in close partnership with families, doctors, nurses and coroners in Nevada hospitals to connect donors to recipients; and

WHEREAS, residents can sign up with the Nevada Donor Registry when applying for or renewing their driver’s licenses or ID cards at the Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles; and

WHEREAS, Donate Life Month is an opportunity to educate citizens about organ and tissue donation, and is a time to offer thanks and appreciation to the donors and families who inspire our communities to do so;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, STEVE SISOLAK, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, do hereby proclaim April 2019 as

Donate Life Month in Nevada

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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the State of Nevada to be affixed at the State Capitol in Carson City, this 4th Day of April, 2019

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