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Mar 7, 2013 at 7:02 am

High school students taking drivers ed class will get a crash course on what it means to be an organ donor as part of the curriculum under a bill approved by thenorth Dakota Senate.  The legislation requires each school district to discuss the benefits of being an organ donor.   Senator Tim Flakoll says in the U-S 18 people die every day waiting for a transplant.  Flakoll says 70% of North dakota drivers check the donor box on their license compared to 43% nationally.   School districts would also be required to notify parents of the drivers ed requirement.   The senate passed the bill on a 46-zero vote.

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