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Transplant Recipients Inspire Public To Donate Life

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Donate Life America is releasing a new series of public service announcements featuring the real-life stories of transplant recipients from a diverse cross section of the population.

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The ads are aimed at educating the public about the benefits of donation and transplantation and inspire them to visit www.donatelife.net to learn the essential steps in their states to become organ, eye and tissue donors.

The television, radio, print and web campaign, featuring kidney, heart, liver, cornea and tissue recipients, allows the public to witness the life-saving effects of transplantation. Transplants are the only hope for the nearly 100,000 people in this country on the waiting list for an organ transplant and the hundreds of thousands more in need of tissues to restore their mobility and sight.

"When my daughter received her transplant at age 2 the doctor told me she would not have lived one more day without a transplant," says Nancy Santiago, mother of 11-year-old heart recipient, Priscilla. "Now, after her transplant, there's nothing she can't do."