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<br />PROCLAMATION <br />Truckee, California <br /> <br /> <br />WHEREAS, organ, eye and tissue donation are life-giving acts recognized worldwide as expressions of compassion <br />and generosity to those in need; and <br /> <br />WHEREAS, more than 118,000 individuals nationwide, over 21,000 in California are currently on the national organ <br />transplant waiting list, including 11 Truckee residents; sadly 22 patients die each day before an organ becomes available; and <br /> <br />WHEREAS, a single individual’s donation of the heart, lungs, liver, kidneys, pancreas and small intestine can save <br />up to eight lives and the donation of tissue can save and transform the lives of up to 75 others; and <br /> <br />WHEREAS, there is good news, in 2016 over one million lives were saved and transformed by organ, eye, and <br />tissue donors; including 33,606 organ transplants, over 48,000 corneal transplants, and many tissue transplants; and <br /> <br />WHEREAS, the spirit of giving and the decision to become a registered donor are not restricted by age or medical <br />condition; and <br /> <br />WHEREAS, as of April 2017, 12,102 Truckee residents have joined the almost 14 million Californians on the Donate <br />Life California Registry, ensuring that their wish to be organ and tissue donors can be honored; and <br /> <br />WHEREAS, the Truckee DMV has partnered with Donate Life California and has assisted 11,564 residents who <br />checked “YES” to becoming an organ, eye, and tissue donor when obtaining/renewing a driver license at the Truckee DMV; <br />Now, therefore, be it proclaimed, by the Mayor of the Town of Truckee that in recognition of National <br />Donate Life Month, the month of April 2017 is hereby proclaimed “National Donate Life Month” in the Town of Truckee, and in <br />doing so we encourage all Californians to check “YES!” when applying for or renewing their driver’s license or I.D. card, or by <br />signing up at <br /> <br />Done this the 11th day of April 2017. <br /> <br /> <br /> <br />__________________________________ <br />Morgan Goodwin, Mayor <br /> <br /> <br />ATTEST: <br /> <br /> <br />___________________________________ <br />Judy Price, MMC, Town Clerk