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Iowa Donor Network partnering with DMV, Iowa DOT for 'National Donate Life Month'

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Iowa Donor Network, the Iowa Department of Transportation, and DMV offices across the state are partnering to encourage Iowans to register as organ and tissue donors for 'National Donate Life Month.'

76 DMV offices have signed up to decorate their office in blue and green in honor of the month, including all 18 Iowa DOT run DMVs and 58 county treasurer run DMVs. Participating offices were provided with a green and blue decorating kit, courtesy of Iowa Donor Network. Each kit includes green and blue décor and Donate Life Month posters.

"Right now there are more than 100,000 people waiting for a life saving organ transplant, including 600 right here in Iowa," said Heather Butterfield, the Executive Director for Communications for Iowa Donor Network. "The best way for us to save more lives and decrease that waiting list is to encourage as many people as possible to become organ and tissue donors."

Butterfield adds that many people may think the can no longer donate due to a variety of factors.

"Anyone of any age can donate life," said Butterfield. Never rule yourself out because of age or medical history."

According to Butterfield, registering to become a donor is the most effective way to ensure you can save lives through donation and serves as a sign of hope to the more than 100,00 Americans who are waiting for a life-saving organ transplant.

You can register to save lives and learn more about organ and tissue donation at

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