February 14th is National Donor Day, which aims to raise awareness of the lifesaving benefits of organ, eye and tissue donation while reminding of the importance of discussing the topic with your loved ones. We encourage you to share the love and use National Donor Day to discuss donation with those closest to you.
Start the Conversation
Sometimes starting the conversation can be difficult. It is important to discuss your decision with your family as that will take priority over your family’s preferences. Making the decision for yourself in advance makes it easier for your family during a very difficult time. Discussing donation with loved ones will help them feel confident and prepared when they are presented with information about the donation process.
So #StartTheConversation today and celebrate your heroic choice to save and heal lives with your family! You can share the love on National Donor Day by starting the conversation with those closest to you. Here are a few easy tips:
- Consider starting the conversation by performing an act of kindness and sharing it with your loved ones. Organ, eye and tissue donation is the ultimate act of kindness. We will focus on acts of kindness as a way to #ShowYourHeart in April for National Donate Life Month.
- Share the lifesaving impacts of donation and transplantation! Let your loved ones know that just one donor can save up to eight lives through organ donation and save and heal more than 75 lives through eye and tissue donation. Learn more about the need for donation and about how individuals can take action. Sign up online anytime at DonateLifeColorado.org or DonateLifeWyoming.org.
- Share your lifesaving decision on social media. Tell your community that you signed up to be an organ, eye and tissue donor and why it’s important to you. Be sure to use the hashtag #StartTheConversation to help us keep the conversation going!
Nearly 2,000 people right here in our local region are waiting for a lifesaving organ transplant and thousands more are in need of lifesaving and healing tissue transplants. Signing up as an organ, eye and tissue donor gives hope to those waiting!