National Donate Life Month Highlights Importance of Organ, Eye and Tissue Donation in Saving LivesApril 30, 2022
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National Donate Life Month was established by Donate Life America and its partnering organizations in 2003. Observed in April, National Donate Life Month supports and encourages Americans to register as organ, eye and tissue donors and to honor those that have saved lives through the gift of donation.
Lighting Up for Donate Life Month
LifeGift arranged for various buildings, bridges and other structures to light up blue and green for Donate Life Month in Houston, Fort Worth and Lubbock/Amarillo.
In Houston, HCA Houston Healthcare Pearland shined bright the first week of April. On April 22nd, blue and green lights illuminated the Seven Wonders in Sesquicentennial Park, George R. Brown Convention Center, Partnership Tower, Nora’s Home, Brookside Funeral Home & Memorial Park, CHI Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center and Memorial Hermann Hospital Buildings in the Texas Medical Center, The Woodlands, Northeast, Southwest and Memorial City. Houston’s Airport System, including George Bush Intercontinental, William P. Hobby Airport, Ellington Airport and Houston Spaceport also lit up on April 22nd. In addition, Young’s Daughters Funeral Home & Bereavement Center’s staff dressed in blue and green on April 22nd.
In Fort Worth, Texas Christian University presented on organ transplantation April 5th. On April 14th, Baylor Scott & White All Saints Medical Center flew a Donate Life flag. General Worth Square’s trees were adorned in blue and green on April 17th. Fort Worth City Hall, 7th Street Bridge, Avenue of Lights and Pioneer Tower were immersed in blue and green on April 18th. Additionally, Cook Children’s Medical Center and Tarrant County College – Trinity River Campus’ Allan Saxe Waterfall lit up April 16th – April 22nd. Ronald McDonald House’s Light of Love Tower displayed its blue and green for the entire month of April.
In Lubbock/Amarillo, neighborhoods throughout the community lit up in blue and green during the month of April and Amarillo’s Northwest Texas Healthcare System raised a Donate Life flag on April 4th. Southcrest Christian School and Randall High School shared donor information with their students and businesses in the community displayed mini donation stations to promote organ, eye and tissue donation.
Thank you to our dedicated partners for Shining a Light of Hope!
Photo Credits: Jhane Hoang/Jhane Photography in Houston, Ralph Lauer Photography in Fort Worth and Sheena Smith-McBride in Lubbock.
Shining a Light of Hope on Organ, Eye & Tissue Donation!