Governor Pat McCrory has proclaimed April 2013 as Organ Donation Awareness Month in
North Carolina, encouraging all citizens to learn about and consider the many organ donation needs throughout the state.
"According to Carolina Donor Services (CDS), more than 3,546 North Carolinians are waiting for organ transplants and an average of 18 people die each day due to the severe shortage of donated organs," Governor McCrory said. "During the month of April, our administration will be joining other agencies and organizations to raise awareness and boost the number of donors."
The North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles maintains the state donor registry. 99 percent of the 4,312,768 North Carolinians on the registry signed up while receiving a driver license, ID card or other DMV service.
The Division of Motor Vehicles partners with Donate Life NC, a nonprofit under Donate Life America. Donate Life America is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing organ, eye and tissue donation. Just a few weeks ago, Donate Life NC license plates reached the Department of Motor Vehicles' required minimum order of 300 plates requested.