Governor Daugaard asks South Dakotans to register as organ donors



  PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - Gov. Dennis Daugaard says South Dakotans should consider registering as organ, eye and tissue donors.
 
     The governor says Christmas is a time for giving, and there is no greater gift than the gift of life through organ donation.
 
     Daugaard says a new law has established an online donor registry managed by the state Public Safety Department. He says he hopes more South Dakotans will use the online registry as a convenient way to register as a donor.
 
     More than 56 percent of South Dakotans are currently registered as donors. The governor says LifeSource, a nonprofit that manages organ and tissue donation, reports that every donor has the potential of saving up to 60 lives.
 
     More information is available online at www.DonateLifeSD.org 

     
 AP-WF-12-18-13 1027GMT

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