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Press Release Archive (2016)

April is National Donate Life Month

How many times have you been caught in the rain without an umbrella?

We all, at times, find ourselves in situations where we are in need of shelter and comfort, whether it is an inevitable rain shower or a difficult time in one’s life.

For the 2015 National Donate Life Month artwork, spring showers and the symbol of an umbrella inspired the Donate Life America team. This whimsical depiction is meant to call to mind how we each have an opportunity to play the role of the umbrella, or person holding it, for others in need.

Donation and the Donate Life umbrella, provide hope, strength and LIFE. Registered donors offer hope to those waiting. Recipients inspire strength. Donors give new life. Under the Donate Life umbrella, we find comfort. And the rain brings new growth.

This April marks the 11th annual National Donate Life Month, a celebration commemorating those who have given the gift of life through organ and tissue donation. For those whose lives have been saved or healed by a transplant, National Donate Life Month provides a chance to share their story to encourage more people to register as donors.

In addition to organ donation, tissue donations help over one million individuals each year.  Heart valve, bone and skin donations give recipients a new chance at a healthy life, the recovery of tendons and ligaments can help heal a severe sports injury, and cornea donations give the gift of sight. 

You can celebrate this special time by discussing organ and tissue donation with friends and family, encourage others to join the registry and help raise awareness by joining the Facebook and Twitter pages of Donate Life New England. Remember, you have the power to donate life.

Check your driver's license now

Does it have the donor symbol on it? If so, you are already registered as an organ and tissue donation and have joined the millions who give hope to those waiting. If you are not currently registered, you can sign up online.

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