TOSA Celebrates the Generosity of Donors During National Donate Life Month
Each April, Donate Life America (DLA) leads National Donate Life Month (NDLM), an observance to focus national attention on the need and importance of organ, eye and tissue donation. National Donate Life Month is about the importance of registering your decision to be a donor and honoring deceased and living donors — recognizing that the generosity of donors makes saving lives through transplantation possible.
More than 100,000 people across the country are currently waiting for a life-saving organ transplant and almost 10,000 of them are in Texas. Thousands more people are waiting for life-saving and healing cornea and tissue transplants. Because only 3 in 1,000 people die in a way that allows for organ donation to take place, it is vitally important for everyone to register their life-saving decision to be an organ, eye and tissue donor.
“Donate Life Month is the perfect time to reflect on the lives saved thanks to organ donors,” said Texas Organ Sharing Alliance President & CEO Joseph Nespral. “We are honored to help individuals and their families create legacies through organ donation. In 2021, TOSA helped a record 260 donors provide hundreds of organs for transplantation. Because of these heroes, others have a second chance at life.”
Give hope and help save lives by registering your decision tobe an organ, eye and tissue donor at DonateLifeTexas.org. To those who have already registered their donation decision, thank you! Help continue to save lives by sharing the Donate Life message, educating others about the need and how their generosity can help save and heal lives.
How to participate in National Donate Life Month 2022
· Share Donate Life Month content on your social media or website
· Share photos of you holding Donate Life items tagging @TxOrganSharing
· Wear blue and green on National Blue and Green Day on Friday, April 22 and encourage others to do the same tagging @TxOrganSharing and using the hashtags #DonateLife or #TOSAShareTheLove
· Invite TOSA to your organization to briefly discuss Donate Life Month and host a donor drive