Colorado and Wyoming are two of the most supportive states in the country when it comes to signing up to be an organ, eye and tissue donor. Thanks to the generosity of 278 organ donors last year, 739 lives were saved, and 829 organs were transplants. Yet, the need is still great with around 1,400 people in our region continue to wait for lifesaving transplants. Let’s shine a light on organ, eye and tissue donation and give hope to those waiting this April! This April, ‘Shine a Light’ to show your support for organ, eye and tissue donation.
“April is National Donate Life Month which provides an opportunity to come together to honor those who have saved lives by becoming organ, eye, and tissue donors and to encouraging our community to sign up as donors.With 66% of Coloradoans and 61% of Wyomingites saying Yes to donation, we know our community believes in helping their neighbors in need.As a valued partner, volunteer, and supporter, please join us by ‘Shining a Light’ to show your support to the nearly 1,500 people in our region that await lifesaving transplants today. In honor of the 1911 tissue donors, 278 organ donors and 829 lifesaving and healing transplants in 2022, we will distribute 829 “Shine A Light” kits out into our community. We have partnered with cities, counties, and hospitals that will illuminate their buildings in blue and green to bring awareness to the need to register as an organ, eye and tissue donor.Thank you for joining Donor Alliance as we honor our heroic organ and tissue donors and their families, celebrate those who receive lifesaving and healing transplants, and recognize those who continue to wait. You can request a free “Shine A Light” kit all month long. By placing the included candle in your window, your participation will bring light to those on the waiting list. Remember to visit DecidingOnDonation.org this April for giveaways and activities updated weekly.”With gratitude,Jennifer Prinz, Donor Alliance President and CEO
As we distribute more than 278 kits out into our community representing the heroic organ donors in 2022, we illuminate the need to register as an organ, eye and tissue donation. Look for buildings illuminated around town and candles lit in windows to show support in Colorado and Wyoming for National Donate Life Month. It’s easy to participate! Just request a free lighting kit and participate in our weekly activities.
*Lighting kits are available while supplies last and will be mailed to you.
National Donate Life Month (NDLM) aims to spread awareness about organ, eye and tissue donation and honor those who gave the gift of life. This observance has been celebrated every April since 2003, when it was established by Donate Life America and its partnering organizations. Here in our community, NDLM is celebrated by Coloradoans and Wyomingites alike showing their heart in support for organ, eye and tissue donation.