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Life-saving Registry 

The Louisiana Organ Procurement Agency (LOPA) says its partnership with hospitals throughout Louisiana has helped achieve its goal of increasing organ donation registration by 10 percent this year. The Donate Life Louisiana Hospital Campaign, a partnership between LOPA and various hospitals throughout the state, added 160,676 people to the Donate Life Louisiana Registry, reaching the goal of a 10 percent increase in potential donors by the end of 2009. The registry includes more than 1.77 million Louisiana residents who want to donate their organs and tissue for transplantations at the time of their death.

  Bill Holman, president and CEO of the Baton Rouge Medical Center, has issued a challenge to Louisiana hospitals to register an additional 40,000 people by the end of the year. More than 55 hospitals in Louisiana already are participating in the campaign. To sign up for the registry, visit www.donatelifela.org.

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