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#ShineALight for National Donate Life Month this April 2022!

Join us this April 2022 as we #ShineALight for National Donate Life Month!

It is a special time to honor the generosity of our heroic donors and their families, celebrate the lives of the recipients, and acknowledge the 1,500 Coloradans and Wyomingites who await life saving transplants. Inspired by one of our Advocates for Life volunteers who is a heart and kidney recipient, we are announcing our #ShineALight campaign to illuminate the need to register to be an organ, eye and tissue donor. Every night, Tony lights two candles in honor of the gift of life he received from his donors. Without the generosity of heroic donors and their families, people, like Tony, would not have a second chance at life.

We are proud that 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. Yet there are still nearly 1,500 people in our area waiting for a lifesaving transplant. That’s why we are asking all Coloradoans and Wyomingites to shine a light on the importance of registering as an organ, eye and tissue donor when you obtain or renew your driver license. We have a plan to distribute more than 1,500 #ShineALight Kits in our community. The kit includes a battery operated candle, a “I Shine A Light For…” sign, and instructions on how to join us for the month of April.

If more than 1,500 of us shine a light in their window at home or on their desk at the office, it will inspire others to register. One donor can save up to 8 lives through organ donation and save and heal more than 75 lives through tissue donation. If we shine a light on the need to register as an organ, eye and tissue donor, thousands of our neighbors could be saved and healed by the gift of life. Join us and #ShineALight this April. Here’s how you can help:

#ShineALight Free Kit

Shine a light National Donate Lefe Month I shine my light for Sign in window with dog for their hero

Join more than 1,500 community members who will be shining a light and showing support for organ, eye and tissue donation. Why did we choose 1,500? This number represents those Coloradans and Wyomingites who are waiting for a life-saving transplant.

  1. Request a FREE Lighting Kit for your home or office. (Includes candle and #ShineALight sign)
  2. Write in bold marker the name of the person you #ShineALight for this April.
  3. Place a battery operated candle and your sign in your window or on your desk for the month of April.
  4. Share a picture of your display on your own social media accounts with #ShineALight and Scan the QR code to upload your picture to our website to show your support.

National Blue & Green Day 2022

City and county of denver in blue and green for national donate life month lighting the building to raise awareness for organ and tissue donation

On National Blue and Green Day, April 22, 2022, please join us at the City and County of Denver Building on Bannock Street between Colfax and 14th at 7:00 pm. Watch as the building is awash in blue and green lights along with the McNichols Civic Center. Don’t 

forget to wear your Donate Life colors! As always, show your support for organ, eye and tissue donation by wearing blue and green and uploading your photo here . We can’t wait to see all the awesome photos of businesses, schools, hospitals, transplant centers, individuals and even pets – all dressed in their best blue and green!

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