Painting a Rainbow of Hope: April is National Donate Life Month
You might be seeing a lot of blue and green on Friday, April 13.
That’s because Friday, April 13 is National Donate Life Blue and Green Day– a fun and festive observance to offer hope to the 116,000 men, women and children waiting for a lifesaving transplant and countless others who wait for tissue and corneal transplants across the country.
You may see these two colors – the official colors of Donate Life – on adults, kids, pets and food throughout the day on Friday.
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.
Donated: Heart, lungs, liver and kidney
Transplant recipients, donor family members and those waiting for lifesaving transplants will share their personal testimonies and journeys with donation during the 10th annual Celebration of Life, “Rainbow of Possibilities” hosted by LifeGift, the organ procurement organization, which services the great Houston area.
Thursday, April 12, 2018 at 10:30 a.m.
Houston Donate Life Texas 2nd Chance Run Facts and Tips
To ensure that race day is a smooth and enjoyable experience for you and your family, we put together some quick facts and tips for you:
Packet pickup at the Hilton Westchase Houston, located at 9999 Westheimer Road. We’re open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, April 6.
Your safety is our first priority. .
Houston Woman Holds Tight to the Promise of a Rainbow
-April is National Donate Life Month-
(Houston, Texas, March 27, 2018) – Karla “Karlie” Sageth of Houston dreams about something most of us take for granted: she dreams about being able to breathe.
Ann Sturrock lives life to the fullest. She creates, travels and volunteers, and she will compete in the Donate Life Transplant Games in August.
And it's all because nearly 20 years ago, her sister, Gina, donated a much needed kidney in Ann's time of need.
Ann was diagnosed with a genetic disorder in which clusters of cysts develop primarily within the kidneys, causing them to enlarge and lose function over time. When it was discovered that she would need a kidney transplant, "all five of my brothers and sisters, mother and ex-husband all offered to donate," Ann said.
LifeGift Adds Full-Time Pediatric Intensivist to Team
-Dr. Larry Easterling Joins at Associate Medical Director-