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NEW ORLEANS New Orleans?(?r`lēənz –lənz, ?rlēnz`), city (2006 pop. 187,525), coextensive with Orleans parish, SE La., between the Mississippi River and Lake Pontchartrain, 107 mi (172 km) by water from the river mouth. Founded , June 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ —. Do you want to register to

be an organ, eye and tissue donor?

To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please


Every day, a teen as young as 15-years-old is faced with this very

question for the first time at the Office of Motor Vehicles while

applying for his/her first driver’s license. The Legacy Donor

Foundation in collaboration with the New Orleans Center for Creative

Arts New Orleans Center for Creative Arts. NOCCA|Riverfront, is a professional arts training center for secondary school-age children. NOCCA is located in New Orleans, Louisiana. ?(NOCCA NOCCA New Orleans Center for Creative Arts (New Orleans, Louisiana)?) premiered “Donate Life,”. A short educational

video geared toward teenagers on the truths about organ, eye and tissue

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The video, created by young adults for young adults, premiered June

21st at NOCCA’s Freda Lupin Memorial Hall. Will be shown in

driver’s education classes across Louisiana. The video, which is as

entertaining as it's informative, will provide those getting their

licenses with the accurate information necessary for them to make an

informed decision about putting “the sign of the heart”. On

their license or ID. Registering as donors.

“This was a dynamic partnership between Legacy and NOCCA,”

said Jeanette Slakey, Executive Director of the Legacy Donor Foundation.

“This is about teens reaching out to other teens on a subject as

important as saving a life. This is one of the first adult decisions a

person will make and we want them to make a well-educated


In the thought-provoking video, written by and starring the

students, the students tackle some of the most common myths associated

with being a donor. The video not only teaches teens about the truths of

organ, eye and tissue donation, it also shows that the worst aspect of

organ donation Organ donation is the removal of the tissues of the human body from a person who's recently died. From a living donor. The purpose of transplanting or grafting them into other persons. ?isn't having registered donors.

“Not only did NOCCA students have the chance to put their

talents to use in crafting the film. They were also mentored by a

team of outstanding professionals,”. Said Sally Perry, Executive

Director of The NOCCA Institute. “In the end, this provided them

with a great educational opportunity —. It opened their eyes to the

importance of donation, too. We’ve got some passionate


In Louisiana alone, there are nearly 1,800 people waiting for an

organ transplant organ transplant:?see transplantation, medical. . More than 111,000 names are on the national transplant

waiting list. More compelling still is the fact that one donor has the

ability to save up to nine lives, restore sight to two people. Heal

the lives up to 50 more through tissue donation.

The project, which also includes a spirited music video, was funded

by the Legacy Donor Foundation on behalf of Donate Life Louisiana and is

doing its part to meet the national goal of 100 million registered

donors by the end of 2011.

To view the film or to learn more about how you can register to be

an organ donor organ donor?Transplantation A person/cadaver that donates his/her ?organ(s) to a recipient , visit Donate Life Louisiana at

Related Links:

Donate Life film

Donate Life music video

SOURCE Donate Life Louisiana


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