Exploring the Ripple Effect of Donation this April
April is Donate Life Month, and that makes it a great time to focus on all the good that comes from organ, eye, tissue, and research donation.
Donation touches millions of people every year. It's not just recipients who are helped. It's also their families and friends – and every life they touch. Donor families are part of this circle as well. There is a ripple effect of good that flows out of every decision to give life through donation.
This April, we encourage you to sign up as a donor, and share your decision with family and friends. With your help, we can spread the word about all the good that comes from donation across the country and worldwide.
Please use this page as a guide to help spread the word about the ripple effect. Scroll down for resources to share.
Blue & Green Day
Please join LifeNet Health in celebrating Blue & Green Day on April 14. Together, we hope to spread the word about the ripple effect of good that flows out of organ, eye, tissue, and research donation.
Wearing blue and green, the colors of Donate Life America, will send a powerful message of support within your workplace and your community. It is also a reminder to sign up as a donor, if you haven’t already, through RegisterMe.org. Don’t forget to share your decision with your family and friends.
We encourage everyone to post Blue & Green Day photos on social media. Feel free to tag LifeNet Health.
- Use our Blue & Green Day flyer to spread awareness
Resources to Share
- Donate Life Month ripple effect flyer, to share with your teams and the public
Use the links below to download:
Images to share
Use the links below to download:
Today marks the beginning of #DonateLifeMonth. Did you know that one donor can save up to nine people through organ donation, provide sight for two people through cornea donation, and restore health for more than 150 people through tissue donation. Are you registered? RegisterMe.org.
It is estimated that 90% of Americans support organ donation, but only half are registered to donate. This #DonateLifeMonth, say yes to becoming a donor. RegisterMe.org.
#DonateLifeMonth is another opportunity to talk to your family and friends about your decision to be a donor. Use this time to help answer any questions your loved ones may have about the donation process. LifeNetHealth.org/talk.
Did you know that non-transplantable organs, eyes, and tissues help save and heal lives by allowing researchers to find new ways to treat disease? This #DonateLifeMonth, help spread awareness and education about the gift of donation – and if you haven’t registered, visit RegisterMe.org.
Today is the last day of #DonateLifeMonth, but you can register to become an organ, eye and tissue donor any day of the year. Thank you to everyone who joined us in raising awareness of the importance of donation and honoring those who have provided the gift of life. RegisterMe.org.
These can be used in facility or community newsletters:
- Teen's Generosity Lives on Through the Gift of Donation
- Tissue implant helps Montana woman get back to her mission
Callie was diagnosed in utero with a severe heart defect. Doctors gave her a 50-50 chance of survival at birth, but she battled through, defying the odds by breathing on her own. At eight days old, Callie had her first open-heart surgery, with two more following at ages 2 and 3. Along the way, she has received two life-saving pulmonary conduit transplants, thanks to the generosity of donor families. “We’ve been very lucky,” her mother, Jessica, said.
Today, Callie is an active kindergartener who loves dolls, Disney World, and her dog. Her family knows there are many more steps in her journey, but for now, they are focused on enjoying each moment. “If I had to pick one word that describes her the most, it would be ‘spunky,’” her mother, Jessica, said. “She’s happy and full of life. She’s the true definition of a warrior.
In 2017, Megan Good was on top of the world. Not only was she enjoying a great career as a softball player for James Madison University, but she had also been named the National Fastpitch Coaches Association Player of the Year.
A few months later everything changed. A piece of cartilage in Megan's knee broke off and became displaced, bringing a lifelong, undiagnosed condition to light. Megan couldn't play softball, and her career was in jeopardy.
The gift of donor tissue changed everything. After a successful transplant during her senior year, Megan returned to play softball at JMU before she was selected by the USSSA Price as the 10th overall pick of the National Pro Fastpitch Draft in 2019.
“When I found out the bone could actually fuse to be my own, I was blown away,” she said. “My knee feels better now than it has when I was 8, 10, 12 years old. I can’t describe how grateful I am.”