April is National Donate Life Month
To the editor:
Spring showers in blue and green this April for National Donate Life Month. The month-long annual observance honors those everyday heroes who say yes to organ, eye and tissue donation.
Support the power of donation by getting creative with blue and green.
Join me in drawing attention to the need for organ and tissue donors by wearing the blue and green colors of Donate Life for National Blue and Green Day on April 19. The initiative offers hope to the more than 117,500 Americans waiting for a life-saving transplant; honors the heroes of organ, eye and tissue donation; remembers those who died waiting for their second chance at life; and celebrates the recipients who received the gift of life through transplantation.
Heroes aren’t just the people who save lives by running into burning buildings. In April, we’re honoring the quiet heroes of donation. We celebrate all registered donors this month who selflessly say yes to sharing the gift of life at the end of life.
Have you said yes? Make the choice to register as an organ, eye and tissue donor today. Just one donor has the potential to save eight lives through organ donation and enhance 50 more through tissue and cornea donation. You can register or learn more about Blue and Green Day by visiting www.lifelineofohio.org.
The more than 117,500 Americans – including 3,400 Ohioans – waiting for an organ transplant thank you this spring for spreading the message.
CEO, Lifeline of Ohio