2012-08-16 / Community

‘Donate’ plate on sale now

LANSING – Michigan’s newest license plate, encouraging organ donation efforts, is now on sale, Michigan Secretary of State Ruth Johnson announced Monday.

The Donate Life plate carries the Donate Life logo and the message: “Be an Organ, Eye and Tissue Donor.”

A portion of the proceeds from the sale of the plate, which costs $35 in addition to any applicable registration fees, will go to the Thomas Daley Gift of Life Fund to promote organ, tissue and eye donation. The fund is named in honor of Thomas Daley, 23, who died in an accident in 2011 and was an organ donor. Daley, the son of Rep. Kevin Daley, R-Lum, and his wife Deborah.

The Donate Life plate can be purchased by mail, fax or at any Secretary of State office and will be mailed to customers. Donate Life plates may also be personalized using Plate it Your Way. For more information, visit the Secretary of State website at www.michigan. gov/sos.

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