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Anonymous donor sets up a fund to encourage organ donation

Posted: Sun, Jan 10, 2021 11:10 AM

When you fill out an organ donor card with your driver's license, you're agreeing to donate all or some of your organs if you die.  Over 100,000 people are on a list, waiting for an organ donation.

That's why an anonymous person is working with the Decorah Area Chamber of Commerce to encourage Decorah area residents to become organ donors.  That person has started a $1,000 fund which will provide new organ donors with a Chamber of Commerce gift certificate if they can prove they have signed up for organ donation.

Such information is right on someone's Iowa driver's license—a box which gets checked to show the person is an organ donor.  To redeem the Chamber gift certificate, all someone has to do is to bring the license to the Chamber of Commerce offices on West Water Street to show they're a new organ donor.

For more information, call the Decorah Area Chamber of Commerce at (563) 382-3990.