April is Donate Life Month, meant to encourage people to sign up to be organ and tissue donors. Donate Life Ohio is an organization committed to increasing awareness and participation in Ohio’s organ donation program.
Advances in medical technology have made transplant surgeries more and more successful. However, the problem is having enough organ donors, as approximately 500 people are added to transplant waiting lists daily. Anyone can be an organ donor. In fact, you may have already signed up when you received your driver’s license.
As part of Donate Life Month, Donate Life Ohio is holding a Digital Donor Designation Drive. This drive creates a friendly competition among Cleveland, Cincinnati, Columbus, Dayton, and Toledo to see who has the most organ donors.
By clicking on this link, you can register to be an organ donor if you are not already one. If you are already a donor, you can simply “check in” as a donor in your city. As of this morning, Cleveland was not in the lead, friends! So, check in today and help Cleveland pull ahead…you all know how much we love on-line voting for Cleveland!
On April 30, the city with the most check-ins will win 50 Donate Life t-shirts to be awarded to random participants from that city.
Beyond the free t-shirts and city pride, you’ll get a lot of personal satisfaction knowing that by being an organ donor you can save up to 8 lives and heal 50 more.
You also have another chance to show your support and possibly win a Donate Life Ohio t-shirt. April 20 has been designated Blue and Green Day by Donate Life America. Wear blue or green on April 20, then snap a picture and post it to Donate Life Ohio’s Facebook wall. Random participants will be selected to be featured as Donate Life Ohio’s cover photo and receive a t-shirt.
So, check in today if you’re already an organ donor or sign up if you’re not already registered. Then wear your blue and green on April 20. Together, we can help save lives and show how much Cleveland cares!
***Disclosure: I was asked by Donate Life Ohio to help promote the Digital Donor Designation Drive. I received a free Donate Life Ohio t-shirt. As always, all opinions are 100% my own.***