Donate Life and the South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles held an event on April 16th at the South Carolina State House marking the 10th anniversary of Donate Life and spreading awareness of April as Donate Life Month.
Aaron Gilchrist of Bridge to Life was at the event to honor the life of the late Drew David who became an organ donor at the age of 17. Because of his donation, four people received the gift of life and another, the gift of sight. With sponsorship from Bridge to Life, Drew’s family was able to attend the 2019 Rose Parade in Pasadena to ride on the Donate Life Float in Drew’s honor.
Organ donor registration is on the rise in South Carolina with more than two-thirds of all South Carolinians now registerd as organ donors. According to Donate Life, 1,000 people are on the transplant waiting list.