Join Donate Life Colorado to #ShowYourHeart for National Donate Life Month (NDLM) by sharing why you signed up as an organ, eye and tissue donor!
What is National Donate Life Month?
National Donate Life Month is a time to spread awareness about organ, eye and tissue donation and honor those who gave the gift of life. This observance is celebrated every April and was established by Donate Life America in 2003. In our community, Coloradans celebrate by showing their heart in support of organ, eye and tissue donation.
Why showing your support for donation and transplantation is important
We are proud that Colorado is one 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 2,000 people in our community, including nearly 200 Blacks and African Americans, waiting for a lifesaving transplant. Showing your heart in support of organ, eye and tissue donation brings hope to those waiting for a lifesaving transplant. If 2,000 of us show our hearts and inspire just one other person to sign up as a donor, thousands of our neighbors could be saved and healed by the gift of life.
How You Can #ShowYourHeart for National Donate Life Month:
Getting involved is easy! Just visit DonorAlliance.org/ShowYourHeart to:
- UPLOAD your photo
- CUSTOMIZE it with a
- SHARE with your friends on social media for a chance to win a Donate Life Mystery Box!
We NEED YOU to #ShowYourHeart in support of those waiting for the gift of life! Sharing with friends and family that you’re a registered donor equals spreading awareness for the cause… and HELPS SAVE LIVES!
Other Ways You Can #ShowYourHeart:
- Download Resources in the Online Toolkit: Help promote organ, eye, and tissue donation in your area! Find social media graphics, stories of hope, donation stats & facts and more in the National Donate Life Month online toolkit.
- Participate in Blue and Green Day: On Friday, April 16th, supporters of organ, eye, and tissue donation around the United States will celebrate National Blue & Green Day! Simply wear your best blue and green outfit, snap a picture and upload it here! You can then share that picture on your social pages, encouraging your friends and family to get in on the fun. Also, be on the lookout for a Facebook Live Coffee & Conversation where we’ll sit down with our Advocates for Life who’ve been touched by the gift of life. Tune in to listen to their stories, hear why they support organ, eye, and tissue donation and learn how YOU can get involved this April. Follow Donate Life Colorado for updates.
- Sign Up to be an Organ, Eye, and Tissue Donor: Say Yes to organ, eye, and tissue donation when you visit the driver license office to obtain or renew your license or state I.D. You can also sign up anytime online at DonateLifeColorado.org.