More than 114,000 Americans –and 21,000 Californians---currently are awaiting organ transplants and more than 7,000 die each year while waiting for a transplant.
Perris High School graduate Portia Burleson knows first-hand the life-saving benefits of an organ transplant. She was days away from death when she received a new liver in 2015. Burleson appeared at the March 27 Perris City Council meeting to receive a Proclamation in support of DMV/Donate Life California Month.
California residents can sign up with the Donate Life California Donor Registry when applying for or renewing their driver’s licenses or ID cards at the California Department of Motor Vehicles. A single donor can save the lives of up to eight people.
Presenting the Proclamation to Burleson were Mayor Michael Vargas, Mayor Pro-Tem Malcolm Corona, City Councilwoman Tonya Burke, City Councilman David Starr Rabb and City Councilwoman Rita Rogers.