National Donate Life Registry – Individual Campaign Page Feature Now Available

The individual campaign feature on the National Donate Life Registry, RegisterMe.org, is live! Anyone registered in the Donate Life Registry now has the opportunity to create a personal donor registration campaign page that can be customized with photos, graphics and text.

Setting up a campaign page offers individuals the opportunity to honor a loved one who was a donor, give thanks for a transplant or show support for friends/family currently on the transplant waiting list. Getting started is easy. Simply click the “Add Campaign” button located on the bottom, right corner of every registrant’s donor record to begin building a personal campaign page.

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After clicking “Add Campaign,” the screen to set up a campaign page layout looks like this:

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To see the very first individual campaign page that was created, visit:

www.registerme.org/campaign/paisley_mae.

Remembering Your Loved Ones This Holiday Season

The holiday season is a special time of year to remember a loved one. Whether they have been a donor or a recipient of a life changing tissue transplant, we would love to hear their story. Your voice, along with the many others who have chosen to share, could help to transform lives.

Remember your loved one in a special way with a message on fiftylives.org! Visit our 50 Voices tab at the top of the screen to share your remembrance message. It only takes a few minutes, but it brings such heartfelt meaning to this holiday season for you, your family, and your friends.

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What better time than now to spread inspiration and hope to others experiencing a similar situation. Celebrate the life of your loved one and help inspire others through a remembrance message.

Your voice could be the one that convinces someone to take next step and become a registered donor. That next tissue donation could become a life changing gift for another deserving recipient.

Your voice could bring so much meaning to this joyous season. Share your story today!

Community Tissue Services Visits 2014 Hoosier Burn Camp

The Hoosier Burn Camp is an annual week long gathering of young burn survivors from across Indiana to come together for a week during the summer at Camp Tecumseh and get the chance to “just be a kid”. This year the summer camp was held from Sunday, May 25th through Saturday, May 31st and Community Tissue Services was able to get the chance to participate!

On Wednesday, May 28, a special visitor’s day was held at the camp and some lucky employees from Community Tissue Services were invited to come and participate. Tammy Mertzman and Amy Moeder traveled to the camp and passed out Bubba the Bear kits, which are specifically designed to help young burn survivors cope with their injuries. They also had a coloring station for the campers, but the most popular activity for the campers had to be taking photos with props and Bubba the Bear! 2014 Hoosier Burn CampThe campers also got the chance to ride fire trucks from the camp to the lodge where visitor’s day was held.

The annual summer camp creates experiences for burn survivors where they can just be a kid, in a safe and supportive environment. Over 70 burn survivors, from ages 8 to 18, attended camp this year. Many campers come back to serve as counselors for other younger burn survivors. Camp programs help them to build self-esteem and allow them to participate in traditional and unique camp activities.

Community Tissue Services greatly appreciated the invitation to participate at this year’s camp and thoroughly enjoyed getting to meet so many wonderful young men and women!

To learn more about the Hoosier Burn Camp, visit their website: http://hoosierburncamp.org/