The annual DMV Appreciation Week, observed nationally, aims to celebrate and honor the hard work of the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMVs), administrators and licensing partners across the nation for their partnership and commitment to educating and registering each customer as an organ, eye and tissue donor.
In Wyoming, 60% of those with a driver license or state ID say “Yes” at Driver Services to organ, eye and tissue donation. Wyoming consistently ranks in the top ten among all states for the highest donor designation rate.
Joining the celebration this year is IndyCar driver and recent Indy 500 15th Place Finisher, Stefan Wilson, who is a spokesperson for organ, eye and tissue donation. The brother of a donor, Stefan is a passionate advocate for the cause. He was touched by donation when his older brother Justin died tragically in a racing accident in 2015. Justin was a registered organ, eye and tissue donor and was able to save five lives through donation.
Hoping to inspire and encourage all Wyoming residents to sign up to become organ, eye and tissue donors at the time of their death, Stefan will sign autographs, pose for pictures and meet with the public in the Cheyenne Driver Services office from 1:00pm – 3:00pm. Stefan will be available for interviews with media prior to the event.
Also joining the celebration, Lucy Williamson, a local Cheyenne resident and liver recipient will share her lifesaving story and connection to organ, eye and tissue donation. Lucy is an proud Advocate for Life and passionately advocates for the cause.
Stefan Wilson Meet & Greet
Where: Cheyenne Driver Services
When: Friday, September 28, 2018 from 1pm – 3pm
The DMV Appreciation Week Celebration in Wyoming is hosted by Donor Alliance. Donor Alliance honors the efforts of all staff at the 29 Driver Services offices. This year, thank you cards from transplant recipients, donor families, and wait list candidates will be shared with staff.
Nearly 99% of those on the Donate Life Wyoming registry come through Driver Services. Say thank you this week to your local staff. You can register anytime to be an organ, eye and tissue donor at Donate Life Wyoming.