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The Med Needs More Drivers to Buy Elvis License Plates

MEMPHIS, TN - Not enough drivers are buying an Elvis Presley specialty license plate.

Sales of the plate benefit a trauma center at a Memphis hospital named after the rock 'n' roll singer.

But if at least 250 more fans don't order those tags, the design could be scrapped.

The Regional Medical Center needs a required 1,000 purchasers to justify the mass production of the design, which shows the King in a white suit strumming a white guitar.

Hospital officials say they need those last 250 fans to buy the plate before the June 30 deadline. 

The hospital is hoping a series of radio ads in Nashville, Knoxville and Chattanooga will convince those last few fans.

The hospital estimated it would receive roughly $20 in revenue for each plate sold.

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