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Roseville transplant recipient celebrates milestone

Donate Life America reaches 100 million registered donors
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Roseville resident Natasha Deegan, 31, spoke at an event at the Department of Motor Vehicles headquarters in Sacramento Tuesday celebrating 100 million registered organ, eye and tissue donors in the United States. Deegan received a liver transplant in 2011. “My doctors say I am a miracle, but I don’t agree,” she said during the event. “The miracle is my angel, my donor, who decided to give the gift of life.” Donate Life California honored the California DMV following the announcement by Donate Life America that the goal of 100 million donors has been achieved. This represents about 42 percent of this country’s adult population. California has the most donors with more than 8.6 million. In October 2006, when the goal was set, 65 million donors were registered. California has since contributed 25 percent of the 35 million registrants needed to reach the national goal. ~ Sena Christian