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April 24, 2018
"I also have my own son who has been on the waiting list now for seven years, waiting for a heart transplant. His heart sometimes goes up and down. He is not one of those candidates that they can put a defibrillator on it, so he has to hang in there very tight. I do hope that every single one of us will be able to send a clear message to our constituents and to those people that we can recruit to be organ donors," said Assemblymember Felix Ortiz while speaking on a resolution he sponsored that would proclaim April 2018, as Organ and Tissue Donor Awareness Month in the State of New York, in conjunction with the observance of National Donate Life Month during Assembly Legislative Session. (K.1038)