DPLA & PennDOT team up to raise awareness for organ donations

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Donate Life Pennsylvania and PennDOT teamed up to raise awareness about the need for organ and tissue donations.

The two organizations held an event in Harrisburg as part of "National Donor Day," which is recognized on Valentine's Day. Volunteers answered questions on how drivers can register to be an organ donor-- an act that can impact dozens of people each day.

"I felt sick all the time and I received an organ donation and the very next day I felt like a different person and my life is perfectly back to normal," kidney recipient Robert Morash said.

More than four million Pennsylvanians are already signed-up for organ and tissue donation; but that;s less than half of all licensed drivers and I.D. cardholders.

"There are over 83 hundred people in the state that are waiting for a life-saving organ," Gift of Life Program Team Leader Dwendy Johnson said, "The opportunity that one has to save a life through organ and tissue is really important."