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.
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!
Are you looking for simple ways to help spread the word about organ, eye and tissue donation in your community? Are you a proud advocate for the gift of life through donation and want to help spread awareness? If so, consider purchasing a specialty Donate Life license plate for your specific state!
These specialty plates are specific to each state and provide advocates of organ, eye and tissue donation the ability to help spread awareness of this great cause anywhere they go! These different specialty license plates are available for almost every state, and make a great gift idea for the upcoming holiday season. Help do your part to raise awareness about the lifesaving gift of organ, eye and tissue donation anywhere that you drive!
You can learn more about how to register for a specialty plate in your state by visiting the Donate Life America website here!
If you don’t see your state included on the list, or you are just looking for other ways to get involved with spreading awareness for organ, eye and tissue donation in your local area, you can contact your Donate Life State Team Leader here!
This week marks the beginning of the 2014 National Donor Sabbath. National Donor Sabbath is an annual celebration of the lifesaving gift of organ, eye and tissue donation. This three day period, from November 14th through the 16th, is a time for donor organizations to get together with a wide variety of faith communities to spread the word about organ, eye and tissue donation.
This partnership between donor organizations and faith organizations is extremely important because all major religions support organ, eye and tissue donation as a final act of kindness and generosity that a person can give to their fellow human. A person’s faith plays a significant role in their decision to become an organ and tissue donor. The goal of the National Donor Sabbath is for people to become inspired by their own faith beliefs to become organ, eye and tissue donors so that one day, they may be able to provide the gift of life to someone in need. It is a time when faith communities share inspiring donation stories and congregations about the gift of life.
What most people do not know is that on average, a single tissue donor can save or enhance the lives of up to 50 people. There are more than 1 million tissue transplants performed each year, and that need for tissue has been steadily rising. Nearly 43% of the U.S. adult population is currently registered as organ, eye and tissue donors. Hopefully this year, thanks to National Donor Sabbath, we can see the number of registered organ, eye and tissue donors reach to new heights!