Donate Life Indiana and its corporate partners Indiana Donor Network and VisionFirst are issuing a virtual call to action to mark National Donate Life Month in April. As donation and transplantation professionals continue their lifesaving work in the wake of the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis, Hoosiers are invited to join the organizations online to help honor those who have given the gift of life and to consider their own donation decisions.
April 17 is National Blue and Green Day, when businesses and individuals can champion the causes of donation and transplantation by displaying the Donate Life colors of blue and green. While all in-person events have been cancelled statewide, Hoosiers can still show their support by posting images and videos of their blue and green to Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Donate Life Indiana and Indiana Donor Network will use the following hashtags in April: #DonateLifeIN and #NDLM.
Indiana Donor Network also encourages donor families to submit memorial tributes to their loved ones online at IndianaDonorNetwork.org/GOLC. The tributes will be used to honor donor heroes at the annual Gift of Life Celebration. Typically held in April, this year’s ceremony, along with Indiana Donor Network’s Color the Canal event, will now take place July 26, with more details to come.
Additional National Donate Life Month digital resources such as Snapchat filters, coloring sheets and garden signs can be found at IndianaDonorNetwork.org/NDLM.
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Right now, more than 1,300 Hoosiers are waiting for a lifesaving organ transplant and 113,000 people are waiting nationwide.
Every 10 minutes, someone is added to the national transplant waiting list and tragically, 20 people die each day because the organ they needed did not become available in time.
One donor can save up to eight lives through organ donation and heal up to 75 people through tissue and cornea donation.
While BMV branches are closed to in-person activity until at least April 7, 2020, Hoosiers can still register as organ, tissue and eye donors online at DonateLifeIndiana.org.
About Donate Life Indiana
Since 1998, Donate Life Indiana has been the state-authorized nonprofit organization responsible for managing the Indiana Donor Registry. Our mission is to save lives by creating opportunities for all Indiana citizens to sign up on our official state registry while striving to raise awareness for organ, eye and tissue donation and transplantation through public education.
About Indiana Donor Network
The decision to become an organ, tissue and eye donor is a decision to give the gift of life. Indiana Donor Network serves as the vital link between donors and patients waiting for lifesaving organ transplants, healing tissue and corneas to restore sight. We are the state’s federally designated organ recovery organization and an accredited tissue bank. Our team of nearly 200 dedicated professionals is committed to saving and healing lives through donation and transplantation, championing the cause through education and outreach and supporting donor families in their time of need. For more information or to register your donation decision, visit IndianaDonorNetwork.org.