April is National Donate Life Month and now is the time to ShowYourHeart in support of the nearly 2,500 people in Colorado and Wyoming currently waiting for a lifesaving transplant. Did you know that anyone, regardless of age or medical condition, can register as a donor? Amazingly, 68% of Coloradans and 59% of Wyomingites have already signed up to give the gift of life.
Transplants offer patients a new chance at healthy and productive lives, returning them to their families, friends and communities. Transplantation requires the commitment of organ, eye and tissue donors to save and heal lives. There is still a great need for more people to register to give the gift of life
You can help! Be someone’s Hero this April by saying Yes to organ, eye and tissue donation at your local Driver License office or online at DonateLifeColorado.org or DonateLifeWyoming.org. Just one donor can save up to 8 lives through organ donation and save or heal more than 75 lives through tissue donation. Once you’ve registered, we encourage you to share your wishes with your family.
There are several other ways to celebrate that amazing gift of life this April. Throughout Colorado and Wyoming, you can participate and spread awareness for organ, eye and tissue donation.
- Celebrate National Blue and Green Day on April 13 by wearing blue and green in celebration of the lifesaving gift of organ, eye and tissue donation.
- Participate in the ShowYourHeart. Visit Donoralliance.org/ShowYourHeart to see the project details and how you can get your community on the map!
- The entire month of April, you can receive discounts at local theatres by showing the hearts on your license or showing the special Donate Life cork heart from the ShowYourHeart. Find participating theatres at DonorAlliance.org/ShowYourHeart.
Every day in April, people across the U.S. make a special effort to celebrate the tremendous generosity and honor the gifts given by those who have saved lives by becoming organ, eye and tissue donors. We encourage you to help save lives this April too!