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 234 organ donors last year, 642 people right here in our community got a second chance at life. The need is still great! Around 1,500 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!
You can #ShineALight for National Donate Life Month by helping us illuminate 1,500 candles across Colorado and Wyoming. These candles represent the 1,500 people across our region who continue to wait for a lifesaving organ transplant. Thousands more wait for healing tissue and cornea transplants. It’s super easy! Just request a free lighting kit and then upload your photo to our #ShineALight gallery!
As supporters of organ, eye and tissue donation, we can inspire others to save lives! Please be a shining light in your community by requesting a lighting kit and then uploading your photo. Consider sharing your photo with family and friends on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
*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.