April is National Donate Life Month!
Celebrated annually in April, National Donate Life Month (NDLM) features an entire month of local, regional and national activities to help encourage Americans to register as organ, eye and tissue donors and to celebrate those that have saved lives through the gift of donation. Did you know that over 2,500 people right here in our community are waiting for a life-saving organ transplant? You can be someone’s hero by registering as an organ, eye and tissue donor at the driver license office or online at DonateLifeColorado.org or DonateLifeWyoming.org! This April we’re encouraging everyone to “Show Your Heart” in support of National Donate Life Month! Throughout the month we’ll be celebrating NDLM at events across Colorado and Wyoming.
How Can I Help Spread Awareness in April?
It’s easy! We have several different ways that you can help us promote organ, eye and tissue donation in your community!
- Show Your Heart Project: We’ve hidden hearts across Colorado and Wyoming. If you find a heart, share a photo of it on social media using #ShowYourHeart and tell your followers why you support organ, eye and tissue donation. After that you can add your personal note and leave as an inspirational surprise for another to find. You can also take the heart or show the heart on your license at one of our partner businesses for special discounts! Learn more about the Show Your Heart project here.
- Show Your Heart and Save: Show Your Heart for National Donate Life Month! Show the heart on your driver license or one of the hidden hearts you find at participating partner locations like Alamo Drafthouse, Elvis Cinemas, WyoMovies and Pizza Ranch Casper, April 9th through April 22nd for freebies like meal discounts, free popcorn or even movie tickets! Learn more about the Show Your Heart promotions here.
- Blue and Green Day on April 13: On Friday, April 13th, supporters of organ, eye and tissue donation around the United States will celebrate National Blue & Green Day as part of National Donate Life Month! Use this opportunity to dress in your best blue and green to raise awareness for the importance of organ, eye and tissue donation, and encourage your family, friends, coworkers and schoolmates to do the same. Don’t forget to share your photos on social media using #ShowYourHeart and be sure to tag us on social media (Facebook: Donate Life Colorado and Donate Life Wyoming. Twitter and Instagram: @DonateLifeCO and @DonateLifeWY)
- Share the love with our Toolkit: We’ve created a toolkit to help you promote organ, eye and tissue donation in your area! We have social media graphics, downloadable posters and more! Use these resources to help us bring awareness to the nearly 2,500 people in our area who are waiting for a life-saving organ transplant! Click here to see the toolkit.