State Sen. Blake Doriot Honored For Organ Donation Legislation
STATEHOUSE — State Sen. Blake Doriot (R-Goshen) was recently honored as a Champion for Donation for his legislation regarding organ donations.
Doriot was recognized for authoring a law in 2020 requiring the Indiana Department of Natural Resources to ask all hunters, anglers and trappers applying for their licenses if they wish to become organ donors.
Doriot continued his work to expand avenues for Hoosiers to commit to organ donation in 2022 when he authored a law that requires the Professional Licensing Agency to maintain a system that allows an individual applying for or renewing a license or certificate to become an organ donor.
“I’ve always dedicated myself to supporting organ donation, and I am extremely grateful to be honored as a Champion for Donation,” Doriot said. “Organ donation is something that I have a personal connection with, and I’m always looking for ways to raise awareness and make it more accessible for the average Hoosier.”
Doriot was recognized at the Angel Fund Gala, a fundraiser hosted by the Indiana Donor Network to raise awareness and funds for the Angel Fund. The Angel Fund provides assistance to transplant recipients who could not otherwise afford their medications. The fund has expanded to include grief support to the families, specifically children, of organ donors.
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