The City Council on April 6 proclaimed April as DMV/Donate Life California Month.
Donate Life California is a nonprofit organ and tissue donor registry dedicated to saving the lives of people waiting for transplants. According to the organization, more than 123,000 Americans are currently waiting for an organ transplant, nearly 22,000 live in California. People can help others by signing up to the Donate Life California Registry when applying for or renewing their driver’s license or ID card at the California Department of Motor Vehicles.
In other presentation news, Boys & Girls Clubs of Capistrano Valley Youth of the Year Maritza Garcia spoke about how the club has changed her life and helped her to overcome obstacles. She was joined by Executive Director James Littlejohn and teen director Vanessa Senteno.