BMV receives award
The Steubenville Bureau of Motor Vehicles agency recently received a Lifeline of Ohio Donate Life 2017 Organ, Tissue and Eye Donation Front Line award for an increase in organ donation rates. The local agency earned the “most improved in District 2” distinction for achieving an increase of 3.43 percent in donor registration rates between 2016-17, jumping from 49.4 percent to 51.2 percent, according to Lifeline officials. “This award is as much a commendation of the generosity and compassion of the citizens of Steubenville and Jefferson County as it is to the outstanding commitment of the BMV Deputy Registrar location that serves them,” Lifeline officials said. The award presentation coincides with National Donate Life Month this month, which is an opportunity to raise awareness about organ and tissue donation and the lives saved by donors, officials added. On hand for the award presentation were, from left, Bill Padden, a liver recipient from Cambridge; and Steubenville BMV employees Natalie Moffatt, Bethany Buchanan, Matthew Wilcox, Cassandra Wilcox, Susan Thompson and Amanda Wright.