$10 to Save a Life

Each year, 700 Georgians die because
they can’t get to a trauma center fast enough.

We can do better.

This November, Georgia will vote on a $10 vehicle registration fee, dedicated to funding the specialized medical services that help people survive serious injuries. Hospitals don’t profit from trauma care. That’s why so few provide it. Only four hospitals in the state can deal with the most critical injuries. Dedicated funding will help open new trauma centers, and keep those that exist from closing.

You can help.

Find out why Georgia needs dedicated funding for trauma care by downloading our trauma fact sheet. See what other students have to say about the issue on our blog. Read the latest news coverage on trauma funding. Learn about other organizations that support the trauma tag fee including the Georgia Statewide Trauma Action Team and the Georgia Chamber of Commerce. To join HealthSTAT’s trauma care action committee, email

Video Contest

Join HealthSTAT in support of the trauma tag fee by creating a short (2 minutes or less) video on the theme “$10 to Save a Life.” Videos selected as finalists will be highlighted at our Leadership Symposium on October 2 and become part of our statewide campaign. The team submitting the winning video will receive a $100 gift card. Find out more here.

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