Painting a Rainbow of Hope: April is National Donate Life Month
Volunteers and staff from LifeGift, the local organ, eye and tissue recovery agency, will paint the cars at Cadillac Ranch to spread awareness of April, which is National Donate Life Month. The theme of this year’s National Donate Life Month is rainbows, signifying how the presence of a rainbow provides optimism and motivates us to endure during dark times. Organ, eye and tissue donation is the bridge of comfort and hope between one family’s mourning and another’s healing – turning tragedy into renewed life.
Wednesday, April 18 at 10 a.m.
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 the gift of a donated organ and countless others wait for the gift of tissue. LifeGift is the local nonprofit organization that offers hope to individuals needing transplants in Southeast, North and West Texas.
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.
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.