Seven Ways You Can Celebrate National Donate Life Month
Posted March 30, 2017 in News Category
National Donate Life Month (NDLM) begins Saturday, April 1, and we hope you’ll join us in celebrating this exciting time of the year. Celebrated in April each year, NDLM is a month-long observance of local, regional and national activities to help encourage Americans to register as organ, eye and tissue donors and to celebrate those that have saved lives through the gift of donation.
Here are seven ways you can participate:
- NDLM-themed social media cover images and profile pictures.
Visit Donate Life America’s National Donate Life Month webpage and download social media cover images and profile pictures to show your support of donation and transplantation. This is an easy way to reach all of your friends and contacts on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram. In the description of the image, include a link to www.registerme.org where all of your friends can join the registry.
- NDLM-themed Twibbon overlay for your social media.
Use a Donate Life Twibbon image to show your support on social media. This is a Donate Life themed overlay that is added to your profile pic, leaving no question about your support of organ, eye and tissue donation.
- Share the NDLM ad.
Print the NDLM ad and submit it to a community newsletter or the bulletin at your place of worship; distribute it at your high school or college; or post it in the common areas at your workplace. Think about how many people walk through the cafeteria each day at your school or workplace. How many people attend your church? Now think about if all of those people agreed to save lives through organ and tissue donation because of the ad you submitted or posted.
- Blue & Green Day is April 21st.
Dress up in your best blue and green outfit for Blue & Green Day on April 21. Blue and/or green shirt? Check! Blue and green shoes? Check! Blue and green hair accessory? Check! Blue and green nail polish? Check! Blue and green tutu? Double check!
- Follow Mid-America Transplant.
We are on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. When you like, comment and share on our posts, your friends see our post too. It’s an easy way to share how important National Donate Life Month is to you.
- Encourage 5 people to join the registry.
Commit to telling five people about organ, eye and tissue donation and encourage them to sign up. It can be hard to strike up this conversation, so it’s important to wear a Donate Life bracelet, shirt, hat … anything that says Donate Life or organ, eye and tissue donation. When someone asks you about the article you’re wearing, that’s your chance. Download these frequently asked questions and statistics to help you with the conversation.
- Have you joined the registry?
And most important, if you haven’t done so yet, join the organ, eye and tissue donor registry by visiting www.registerme.org. More than 118,000 people are waiting for a lifesaving transplant. They’re counting on us to raise awareness about organ, eye and tissue donation to give them a second chance at life.
Wishing you a happy National Donate Life Month! Thank you for your support and your dedication to saving lives through organ, eye and tissue donation!