National Donate Life Blue & Green Day 2016

90% of Americans support organ donation, but only 51% are registered. The need for organ and tissue transplants is always rising and the short supply of registered donors is ever present. We can close the gap with supporters, like you, helping to raise awareness.

Blue & Green Day is a celebration where people all over the nation flood the internet with photos incorporating the Donate Life colors. The more that join the movement, the more people we can reach to help make life possible. Additionally, a photo can be a great conversation piece to talk to those around you about donation.

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This year’s Blue and Green Day is today! Get creative and take some blue and green pictures to show your support for organ, eye and tissue donation. You can send your picture to Donate Life America’s Facebook page for a chance to win a $100 Amazon Gift Card.

There are six different categories you can submit your photo to:

  • Outfitted for Life (Adult Fashion)
  • Colorful Kids (Kid Fashion)
  • Pets for Donation (Pet Fashion)
  • Get Together for Blue & Green (Group Photos)
  • Blue, Green & Delicious (Food and Drinks)
  • Donate Life Décor (Places and Decorations)

The entry period ends on Tuesday, April 19 at 11:59 pm, so better get started! ‪Also, we would love for you to send us your photos. It really makes our day to see supporters excited for National Donate Life Month! Let us know if we can share your photos on our social media when you send them.

Details on the photo contest are in the following link: 2016-BlueGreenDay_ContestFlyer_Contest_SocialMedia

Check out our Pinterest boards for blue and green inspirations!

https://www.pinterest.com/fiftylives/fun-ideas-for-national-blue-green-day/

https://www.pinterest.com/fiftylives/ideas-for-blue-green-baked-goods/

https://www.pinterest.com/fiftylives/all-creatures-blue-green/

https://www.pinterest.com/fiftylives/blue-and-green-fashion/

https://www.pinterest.com/fiftylives/jewelry/

Donatos Pizza to Promote Donation Awareness

Have you ever experienced something so eye opening and powerful that it has actually changed your life? For Donatos Chairman Jane Abell, that situation occurred last year when she went undercover into a number of Donatos stores as a part of the CBS show, “Undercover Boss”. While participating on the show, Jane met a young woman with an incredible story named Kanisha who was working as a cashier at one of their stores. While working together, Kanisha told Jane all about her younger brother, Taylor, who passed away suddenly at the age of 14. Kanisha’s family was faced with a difficult decision, yet in the face of tragedy, they decided to say yes to the lifesaving choice of organ, eye and tissue donation. As a result, Taylor helped save the lives of several people through donation and to honor him, Kanisha wears a green “Donate Life” Donatos Pizza Chairman Jane Grote Abellbracelet at all times in his memory.

Jane was so touched by Kanisha’s story that she has decided to run a special promotion at all Donatos locations to help honor Taylor and to help spread awareness for organ, eye and tissue donation. Beginning on February 11th, the third anniversary of Taylor’s death, Donatos will begin accepting $1 donations from customers to help benefit Donate Life America and to spread awareness for this extremely important cause. All customers who donate will be given a green Donate Life wristband, just like Kanisha’s to show their support for donation awareness! Jane was able to stop by at a Donatos location in Kettering, OH to meet with some volunteers and members of local recovery agencies to eat some pizza, take some pictures, and discuss their upcoming promotion.

If you’d like to help support this cause, click on the link below to check out the Donatos website and find their location nearest to you!                           https://www.donatos.com/phoenix-web/menus_features/findARestaurant.jsp

If you want to check out some video clips from Jane’s appearance on “Undercover Boss”, follow the link below!http://www.cbs.com/shows/undercover_boss/video/0C55D214-516D-757C-8D17-A8F04F25E43F/undercover-boss-jane-grote-abell/

Winners of FiftyLives Photo Contest

We’re pleased to announce the winners in our “Show and Tell” us why you’re a tissue donor photo contest. We were touched by the entries and had a difficult time choosing our winners, but here they are:

First Place and winner of the Kindle Fire goes to Jon K. Congratulations, Jon!

We had two Second Place winners who each won $25 Gift Cards to Amazon.com. Congratulations to Scott H.

and Tracy P. 

and last, but certainly not least, our Third Place winner of a FiftyLives Gift Basket is Joe R.

Thank you to everyone who entered. Taking a stance to be a tissue donor is such a caring and wonderful gift to others.