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Eight Ways You Can Celebrate National Donate Life Month

Posted March 28, 2018 in News Category

 

ndlm-2018facebookadwebNational Donate Life Month is almost here! The month-long observance begins Sunday, April 1, and we hope you’ll join us in celebrating this exciting time of the year. NDLM, short for National Donate Life Month, is designed to help encourage Americans to register as organ, eye, and tissue donors and to celebrate those who have saved lives through the gift of donation.

Here are eight ways you can participate:

  1. 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.
  2. NDLM-themed overlay for your social media.
    A Donate Life themed overlay is added to your profile pic, leaving no question about your support of organ, eye and tissue donation. Use a Donate Life Twibbon image to show your support on social media or look for more information about Donate Life America’s Facebook Frames beginning in April.   
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  3. 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.
  4. green-up-games-logoJoin us for the inaugural Green Up Games.
    Mid-America Transplant is excited to partner with the athletics departments at four institutions of higher education within our service area — Drury University, Missouri State University, Southeast Missouri State University and Southern Illinois University-Carbondale – in presenting the Green Up Games. These events are designed to honor donors and increase awareness at baseball and softball games throughout our service area. Find the dates of each baseball and softball game designated as a Green Up Game on our Calendar of Events. RSVP for one or more Green Up Games here: https://www.midamericatransplant.org/GreenUp
  5. Blue & Green Day is April 13th. 
    Dress up in your best blue and green outfit for Blue & Green Day on Friday, April 13. Blue and/or green shirt? Check! Blue and green shoes? Check! Blue and green hair accessory? Check! Blue and green nail polish? Check! If it’s blue and/or green, wear it!
  6. 232756078983278303327156735169471251160902oFollow Mid-America Transplant.
    We are on FacebookTwitter 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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 115,000 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!

 

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