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STATE OF NEVADA
OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL
100 N. Carson Street
Carson City, Nevada  89701-4717
Telephone (775) 684-1100
Fax (775) 684-1108
WEBSITE:  http://ag.state.nv.us
E-Mail:  aginfo@ag.state.nv.us 

 

 

October 10, 2001
Re:  Organ and Tissue Donation 

Dear Concerned Citizen: 

We would like to call your attention to a growing problem in the State of Nevada and across the United States:  the vital need to recruit more organ and tissue donors. 

Following the passage of Assembly Bill 497 during the 2001 legislative session, we created the Organ & Tissue Donation Task Force, which is comprised of members from the transplant community, organ and tissue procurement agencies, health organizations, Nevada Legislature, DMV and the Attorney General’s Office.  One of the main goals of the task force is to better educate and inform the public about the critical need for additional organ and tissue donors.  The task force is also working diligently to increase the awareness of health care professionals about the critical role they play in the organ donation process. 

Currently there are more than 80,000 Americans waiting for a life-saving organ transplant.  The list continues to grow, with a new name added every 14 minutes.  Everyday in the United States, some 17 people die while waiting for a suitable donor. 

We are enlisting your support of the task force and its noble mission of increasing the number of organ and tissue donors in Nevada.  We ask you to please consider making and distributing copies of the brochure, “The Gift of Life – Pass It On”, (on green paper, please) and the donor information form provided by The Living Bank, a national organ and tissue donor registry, to  your employees, business associates and civic organization brethren.  By doing so, you will be contributing greatly to this very worthwhile cause and help save lives in the process.  Please feel free to add the words, “Printing Contributed By…” the name of your business or organization to the brochure.  A copy of the brochure can be e-mailed to you by sending your request to dlsnodgr@ag.state.nv.us

Please feel free to call either of us if you have any questions, or contact Danelle Snodgrass in the Attorney General’s Office at (775) 687-6300 with comments, concerns or questions.  Remember, together we can make a difference. 

Cordially, 


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