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.
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.