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 sign up to be an organ, eye and tissue donor and to celebrate those that have saved lives through the gift of donation. Did you know that 2,000 people right here in our community are waiting for a life-saving organ transplant? You can be someone’s hero by signing up to be 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!
- Blue and Green Day on April 12: On Friday, April 12th, 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 illuminate your support of organ, eye and tissue donation and encourage your family, friends, coworkers and schoolmates to do the same. This year, it’s as simple as changing a light bulb! Just change your normal outdoor lights with some blue and green ones to join in the fun. The light bulbs are easy to find at your local stores and for under $5, its a great way to show your support of donation and transplantation. Don’t forget to share your photos on social media using #ShowYourHeart and be sure to tag us (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, stories of hope and more! Use these resources to help us bring awareness to the 2,000 people in our area who are waiting for a life-saving organ transplant. Click here for our Toolkit.