White Reiterates Need For Organ & Tissue Donors During Donate Life Month

(SPRINGFIELD, IL) — April is National Donate Life Month and Secretary of State Jesse White reminds Illinoisans that there are currently more than 6.1 million people registered to become organ/tissue donors in Illinois. However, approximately 4,700 people are on the waiting list and about 300 die each year waiting for an organ transplant. In February, White initiated legislation that would allow 16- and 17-year-olds to register for the state’s First Person Consent Organ/Tissue Donor Registry when they receive their driver’s license or identification card.  White introduced legislation in both chambers of the Illinois General Assembly. Illinoisans can register with the Secretary of State Organ/Tissue Donor Program at LifeGoesOn.com, 1-800-210-2106 or by visiting their local Driver Services facility.