St. Lucie County Tax Collector Wants You To “Donate Life”

DRIVE CAUTIOUSLY WHEREVER YOU’RE HEADING THIS MORNING WITH US TO SCHOOL OR TO WORK MARKET. A NEW MONTH OF APRIL MARKS NATIONAL DONATE LIFE MONTH RAISING AWARENESS FOR THE IMPORTANCE OF ORGAN DONATIONS AND HONORING THOSE, OF COURSE >> SAVE LIVES BY DONATING THIS

MORNING. WALKER IS SHINING A LIGHT ON A BASEBALL GAME IN PORT PORT ST. LUCIE. THAT’S HELPING FAMILIES, HONOR DONORS AND RAISED AWARENESS FOR THIS GREAT CAUSE. GOOD MORNING. T A GOOD MORNING GOOD MORNING, MIKE. GOOD MORNING, EVERYONE. YEAH, THIS WHOLE MONTH IS ALL

SIGNING UP TO DONATE TO BE A ORGAN DONOR. AND WHERE WITH CHRISTMAS, THE TAX COLLECTOR HERE IN FORT PIERCE AND >> I NEVER THOUGHT TAX COLLECTING IN ORGAN DONATIONS WOULD GO WE ALSO ARE THE DMV. SO ANY TIME SOMEONE COMES IN

FOR NEW DRIVER LICENSE, ONE OF THE QUESTIONS WE ASK IS IT THEY WOULD LIKE TO GIVE THE GIFT OF LIFE AND THAT’S HOW WE ASKED. THEY WANT TO BE IT. >> ORGAN DONOR AND SO LIKE YOU HAVE A LITTLE TAX IN THE

NATION ON YOUR DRIVER’S LICENSE AND THAT WILL TELLS PEOPLE, YEAH. >> YOU CAN BE A DONOR. ABSOLUTELY. AND YOU CAN GO ONLINE DO IT TO THE NATIONAL REGISTRY AS WELL. AWESOME. THANK YOU SO THANK YOU FOR I WANT TO BRING IN LAURA WHAT IS

YOUR ORGANIZATIONAL ABOUT? YES, SO I WORK FOR A LEGACY DONOR SERVICES FOUNDATION. WE ARE THE TISSUE BANK THAT SERVICES HERE, FLORIDA, AND WE’RE REALLY ALL ABOUT EDUCATING THE COMMUNITY ON THE IMPORTANCE OF REGISTERING OF SHARING YOUR DECISION WITH THE

LOVED ONE. SO IT MAKES IT THAT MUCH EASIER WHEN THE TIME COMES. >> AND REALLY JUST ALSO HONORING THE DONOR FAMILIES AND THANKING THEM FOR GIFT THAT. THANK YOU SO MUCH. NOW, TRINA SATURDAY. THERE’S A BIG BASEBALL GAME AND YOU’VE GOT

US THESE THESE JERSEYS. YES, ABSOLUTELY. SO IT’S MAKE THE SAVE. SAVE A LIFE. DONATE LIFE NIGHT. >> BUT THE PORT ST. METS AT CLOVER PARK. AWESOME. THANK YOU VERY MUCH. THANK YOU. AND YOUR DAUGHTER SINGING THE NATIONAL ANTHEM IN. WHY IS

THAT IMPORTANT TO YOU? YES, SO WE’RE VERY PROUD OF MY SISTER. SHE’S A DONOR TISSUE AND THROW THROUGH HER GIFT OF LIFE. SHE WAS ABLE TO SAVE 8 GRAFT PATIENTS. AND SO WE’RE JUST HAPPY THAT WE’RE ABLE TO HONOR HER LEGACY. AND NOW MY

DAUGHTER IS ACTUALLY GOING TO BE SINGING THE NATIONAL ANTHEM AT THE EVENT ON SATURDAY. SO VERY PROUD OF FUN BASEBALL GAME. THANK YOU. HAS LEO, WHAT YOUR INVOLVEMENT IN ALL THIS? SO I’M MY SON, RICKY BECAME ORGAN EYE AND TISSUE DONOR

ABOUT ALMOST 6 YEARS AGO AND HE WAS ABLE TO SAVE THE LIVES OF 5 PEOPLE THROUGH ORGAN DONATION IMPACT THE LIVES 20 PEOPLE. >> THROUGH TISSUE DONATION AND RESOURCE, 82 PEOPLE. SO IT’S JUST REALLY IMPORTANT. I WAS ABLE CARRY OUT MY SON’S WISHES

BECAUSE I KNEW WHAT HIS DECISION WAS BEFOREHAND. AND I WAS ABLE TO HONOR MY SON’S LEGACY FOR EVER AND HE LIVES ON THROUGH MANY OF THEIR FAMILY THANK YOU. AND DOUG, GOT A DONATION FOR YOURSELF. YES, I’M VERY BLESSED TO BE

HERE AFTER RECEIVING MY GIFT OF LIFE, 7 AND A HALF YEARS AGO WHEN I GOT A HEART TRANSPLANT. >> I’M ALSO HUMBLED TO BE HERE IN THE PRESENCE OF ORGAN DONOR FAMILIES BECAUSE THEY CHOSE TO CHANGE THE TRAGEDY INTO A

LEGACY FOR THEIR LOVED ONES. I LOVE THAT. THANK YOU SO MUCH. APPRECIATE YOU. AND WHAT’S YOUR WHOLE DEAL? I DON’T UNDERSTAND WHAT’S HAPPENING. SO I’M DIEGO AND THE DONOR HERO AND WHAT BASICALLY REPRESENTING ANYONE CAN BE A

HERO. SO IF YOU SIGN UP FOR I US DONATION, YOU CAN HELP SAVE. I, YOU KNOW, 100 PEOPLE AND ALTERED THE LIVES OF MANY MORE. >> BY BEING HERE, LET ME SO THE SENATE CAN TANIA ROGERS BORROW THIS OUT? BECAUSE I

DYING TO SEE WHEN YOU GO INTO THIS THING. >> AUTHORITIES SAY HE’S A GET TO THE I THINK THAT’S GREAT. THEM SHARING THAT. >> YEAH, I’M LOOKING AT THE NUMBERS ACCURATE. MORE 12 MILLION PEOPLE REGISTERED TO BE AN ORGAN OR TISSUE DONOR.

>> HERE IN THE STATE OF FLORIDA, THAT IS


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