City honors Donate Life California

City honors Donate Life CaliforniaRidgecrest Councilmember Scott Hayman congratulates Charles Pruitt, the local Department of Motor Vehicles manager and an organ transplant recipient, as council recognizes April as Donate Life California month. An average of 20 people die every day waiting for organs needed for transplants. “I myself am here because someone was an organ donor,” said Pruitt. “I received the liver of a young man who died in a motorcycle accident. If it weren’t for that, I wouldn’t be here.” To be a donor or for more information, visit donatelifecalifornia.org. — Photo by Laura Austin

Story First Published: 2019-04-12