The Living Legacy Foundation of Maryland facilitates the donation and recovery of human organs and tissues for transplantation and research in the state of Maryland, with the exception of Prince George’s, Charles, and Montgomery counties, which are covered by Washington Regional Transplant Community.
As one of Maryland’s federally designated organ procurement organizations (OPO), The LLF provides advocacy, family support and comprehensive public and professional education, and is committed to organizational excellence to enhance the organ and tissue donation and distribution processes.
THE MARYLAND DONOR REGISTRY
Donate Life Maryland is a nonprofit organization dedicated to saving and enhancing lives by registering organ, eye and tissue donors. DLMD was established in 2007 by the Living Legacy Foundation of Maryland, the Medical Eye Bank of Maryland and Washington Regional Transplant Community.
In addition to having a heart on your driver’s license or carrying a signed donor card, Donate Life Maryland now allows you to express your legal commitment to becoming an organ, eye and tissue donor securely on line. The Registry guarantees your wishes will be honored when you die.
Sign up today to become an organ, eye and tissue donor. Through your generous gifts, you can save as many as nine lives through organ donation, enhance another 50 through tissue donation, give the gift of renewed vision to two people and change the lives of millions through disease research and therapy.
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Jennifer Gelman, Director, Professional Education
Jennifer Gelman’s role as the director of professional education includes managing both Community Relations and Hospital Services for the Living Legacy Foundation of Maryland. She is responsible for creating and executing educational and awareness programs for LLF’s donor service area, along with overseeing the company’s volunteer program, the relationship with Maryland’s Motor Vehicle Administration and the organization’s Hospital Services department. With nearly seven years of experience in non-profit and cause-related marketing, on a national and local level, Jennifer is focused on raising awareness and creating an open dialogue about organ, eye and tissue donation throughout diverse communities the organization serves.
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Lauren Muskauski, Community Outreach Associate
Lauren Muskauski is the community outreach associate at The Living Legacy Foundation. She heads up many community outreach initiatives and projects, with a focus on middle school, high school and college outreach. She also manages The LLF’s and Donate Life Maryland’s presence on social networking sites, such as Twitter and Facebook. Lauren’s commitment to donation started early when she registered as an organ, eye and tissue donor at the MVA upon receiving her first drivers’ license, but was then reinforced a few years later when her father passed away while waiting for a liver transplant. Now, she continues to be inspired on a daily basis by the generosity of donors and their families, as well as the gratitude exhibited by every recipient she meets.
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