La. reaches organ donor milestone

If you’re looking for a little good news among the headlines about war, the recession and political disharmony, you’re in luck:

Hospital officials in Louisiana have reached their goal of increasing the state’s registry of potential organ donors by 250,000 people.

The Donate Life Louisiana Registry allows Louisiana residents to give consent for organ and tissue donation for the purpose of transplantation, eliminating the need for family members to make this decision for their loved ones at their time of death.

A special campaign among Louisiana hospitals to expand the registry by 250,000 people recently met its goal. More than 65 hospitals are participating in the DLL Hospital Campaign.

The campaign was a collaboration between the Louisiana Organ Procurement Agency and the Louisiana Hospital Association.

More than 1.8 million Louisiana residents have registered as organ donors. By joining the registry, a person gives legal consent for the use of organs, tissues and eyes for transplantation or research at the time of death.

To sign up for the DLL Registry, visit http://www.

Becoming a donor can help save a life – and give some very good news to people who desperately need it.

– The Advocate, Baton Rouge, La.