On April 21, the Mexican Consulate in Denver hosted its second ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate National Blue & Green Day in an effort to raise awareness about organ and tissue donation within the Hispanic community. This special day in April encourages the public to dress in blue and green to raise awareness on the lifesaving impact of organ, eye and tissue donation.
For the second year in a row, the Consulate General of Guatemala in Denver participated in the ceremony and expressed its continuous commitment to raise awareness about organ and tissue donation. In addition, the newly appointed Salvadoran Consul participated in the ceremony to show his support for the cause.
Jaime, a young Hispanic cornea recipient from Aurora, CO and a Donor Alliance advocate, shared his story with the community in an effort to inspire people to register as organ, eye and tissue donors. “My transplant changed my life…I want to inspire more people to register as organ and tissue donors. We especially need more Hispanics to register. I hope my story can inspire more people to register,” said Jaime.