Speaker Shekarchi recognized for efforts to promote organ donation

Credit to RI Legislature/Emily Martineau
Speaker K. Joseph Shekarchi (right) accepts his certificate of appreciation from New England Donor Services State Relations Manager Matthew Boger

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) –  New England Donor Services recognized Speaker K. Joseph Shekarchi for partnering to save lives with Donate Life Rhode Island.

“One organ and tissue donor can impact as many as 50 lives – and that’s not even counting the loved ones of those affected,” said Speaker Shekarchi. “My mother was a skin and tissue donor; when she passed away, multiple people were helped by her generous donation, and it brought comfort to our family to know that she lived on through the people whose lives she impacted. I am registered to be an organ donor myself, and I encourage others to register as well.”

For more information on the importance of becoming an organ or tissue donor, visit the Donate Life America website here.


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