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Florida Web site will clarify, recruit organ donation

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - A new Web site could help recruit
more Florida organ donors.

It might also clarify the intentions of potential donors in certain cases.

Before, some who signed up on licenses didn't donate because their families said "no" and the licenses couldn't be found.
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In a typical year, some 270 people in Florida die while waiting
for a transplant.

The Web site - http://www.donatelifeflorida.org - encourages
even those who approved organ donations on their licenses to
register their choice online.

Officials hope the site will increase donor rolls from 5 million
to around 7.5 million.

Lawmakers appropriated $342,000 to help set up the new registry
and almost $140,000 annually to run it.

The money comes from single-dollar donations on license renewals.


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