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Media Advisory: Safety & Homeland Security Honor Organ Donors in Flag Raising Ceremony

Monday, April 18, 2011 | 12:39pm
NASHVILLE–- In conjunction with National Donate Life Month and “Flags across America,” the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security will participate in a flag raising ceremony to honor those whose lives have been affected by organ, eye and tissue donations. The event will be held on Tuesday, April 19 at the Hart Lane Driver Service Center in Nashville.
 
WHO:   Department of Safety & Homeland Security Commissioner Bill Gibbons; Deputy Commissioner Larry Godwin; Driver Services Director Michael Hogan; Donate Life Tennessee Public Relations Director Lisa Clark
 
WHAT: Donate Life, Flag Raising Ceremony
 
WHEN: Tuesday, April 19, 2011
            1 p.m.
 
WHERE: Driver Service Center
             624 Hart Lane
             Nashville, TN 37216    
 
National Donate Life Month, an annual April celebration, features an entire month of local, regional and national activities to help encourage Americans to register as organ, eye and tissue donors and to honor those who have saved lives through the gift of donation. More than 1.5 million Tennesseans have registered to donate organs either through the Department of Safety’s Driver Service Centers or the online Donate Life Tennessee Registry. Last year, 26,214 people received life saving transplants, with 638 of those being in Tennessee.                 
                                                                                                                      
 
The Tennessee Department of Safety’s (www.TN.Gov/Safety) mission is to ensure the safety and general welfare of the public. The department encompasses the Tennessee Highway Patrol, Office of Homeland Security and Driver License Services. General areas of responsibility include law enforcement, safety education, motorist services and terrorism prevention. 
 
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