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Donate Life America Launches New National Web Site

April 2011

NEWS RELEASE
For Immediate Release
 
Contact:
Aisha Huertas
804-377-3584
ahuertas@donatelife.net
 
Donate Life America Launches New National Web Site:
Every American Encouraged to Register as an Organ, Eye and Tissue Donor
 
Richmond, VA (April 11, 2010) - In celebration of National Donate Life Month, Donate Life America (DLA) launches a new national Web site, www.donatelife.net, focusing on providing quick and easy access to state donor registries. The site features a new interactive map of the United States that links directly to state donor registration pages.
 
"The overt call to action on every page of the site is to register as a committed donor and provide hope to the over 110,000 people waiting for a lifesaving organ transplant and the thousands more that are waiting for the gift of sight or a needed tissue transplant," said David Fleming, President and CEO of Donate Life America.
 
The Web site also features stories of hope as expressed through the voices of organ, eye and tissue recipients and donor families that have been touched by the cause. Site visitors can also learn facts about donation and gain insight and useful ideas on how they can join in DLA's work to increase the number of Americans registering as committed donors. The site also provides convenient links to DLA's Facebook page, news articles and the organization's online store where Donate Life branded merchandise and gear is available.
 
For the first time, supporters of donation and transplantation are also offered the opportunity to join as a Donate Life Partner via the Web site. Individuals who make a financial contribution may choose to be recognized as a Donate Life Partner and have their name included on the site's partner recognition page.
 
About Donate Life America
Donate Life America is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit alliance of national organizations and state teams across the United States committed to increasing organ, eye and tissue donation. Donate Life America manages and promotes the national brand for donation, Donate Life, and assists Donate Life State Teams and national partners in facilitating high-performing donor registries; developing and executing effective multi-media donor education programs; and motivating the American public to register now as organ, eye and tissue donors. For more information, visit www.donatelife.net.
 
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**In order to make this new Web site a success, please ensure that any links from your organizational, personal or social networking sites to Donate Life America are operating correctly.