Fort Worth Lights Up the Night Blue & Green in Support of National Donate Life Month

What:                                  

Several  noteworthy Fort Worth locations, including the Pier 1 Imports Building, the Allan Sax Waterfall at Tarrant County College Campus, Sundance Square in downtown, the 7th Street Bridge and Lancaster street will all go blue and green as a symbol to support organ, eye and tissue donation during National Donate Life Month.

 

When:                                

Friday, April 13, National Blue & Green Day, through Sunday, April 15

 

Where:    

Pier 1 Imports Building

Allan Saxe Waterfall

Avenue of Light, Lancaster Street

7th Street Bridge

Sundance Square      

                                   

Why:                                    

April is National Donate Life Month, a month-long observance that celebrates lives saved through organ donation and the legacies of those who gave the gift of life.  Across the country, more than 116,000 men, women and children wait for a lifesaving gift. In Texas, more than 11,000 wait for a donated organ and countless wait for the gift of tissue. 

 

Organ donation facts

  • Every day, 22 die waiting due to the lack of available organs transplants and every 10 minutes another name is added to the waiting list.

  • One organ donor can save the lives of eight people. Gifts of organ donation include the heart, kidneys, pancreas, lungs, liver and intestines. Tissue donation saves countless lives.

  • The state’s donor registry, Donate Life Texas, makes it quick and easy to become a registered donor.To learn more and to register, visit www.donatelifetexas.org.

 

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About LifeGift 

Established in 1987, LifeGift is a nonprofit 501 (c)3 organization that offers hope to individuals needing transplants in Southeast, North and West Texas. A founding member of Donate Life Texas, the organization that runs the organ, eye and tissue donor registry and a member institution of the world-renown Texas Medical Center, LifeGift services 10 transplant centers and 200 donor hospitals. It is accredited by the Association of Organ Procurement Organizations (AOPO) and the American Association of Tissue Banks (AATB). For more information, visit www.lifegift.org, follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn.  Like us on Facebook and follow us on Instagram.

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