Tuesday, April 06, 2010

Tovar to support organ donation during Donate Life Day

State lawmaker’s life saved by organ donation

STATE CAPITOL, PHOENIX – Rep. Anna Tovar, D-Tolleson (District 13) will show her support Tuesday for organ donation at the “Circle of Life” event at the Capitol.

Tovar has supported organ donation since her brother saved her from cancer by donating his bone marrow and stem cells.

“The ‘Circle of Life’ garden at the Capitol is a celebration of heroes who donated to save another person,” Tovar said. “I am truly honored to attend an event that celebrates the compassion and hope that organ donors give to recipients.”

A hospital poster of Tovar showing support for organ donation inspired Jennifer Loredo and her family to donate her brother’s, Jacob Daily’s, organs after he suffered severe brain damage from a rollover car accident in 2009. Tovar and Loredo will be on the Capitol Lawn at Donate Life Day to celebrate donors for their life-saving actions and recipients.

Tovar and Daily will be featured among 80 posters featuring donors and recipients of organs in the “Circle of Life” garden.

The garden will be on display today for the general public from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m.

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