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April is National Donate Life Month

Each April, Kentucky's Circuit Clerks work alongside Donate Life Kentucky to celebrate National Donate Life Month (NDLM), an observance focusing attention on the national need for organ, eye and tissue donation to save and heal lives through the miracle of transplantation.

National Donate Life Month is about the importance of registering your decision to be a donor, honoring deceased and living donors, and celebrating the lives they saved. It is the generosity of donors and donor families that makes saving lives through transplantation possible.

Donate Life is the national brand for the cause of donation uniting 100,000 patients waiting for transplant, the donor families who say yes in their time of grief, and the more than 170 million Americans who have registered their decision to be a donor.

Over 2 million people in Kentucky have registered, largely thanks to the work of the Circuit Clerks since 1992.

"We invite the community to join us this April in supporting this vital cause and making a difference in the lives of those waiting for lifesaving transplants. In Kentucky, over 1000 children and adults are in need of a lifesaving organ transplant. We can all register to give hope to those waiting," shares Dennis Loy, Adair Circuit Court Clerk.

Ways to participate in National Donate Life Month 2024:

  • Give hope and help save lives by registering your decision to be an organ, eye and tissue donor at your local Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Regional Office, on or in your iPhone Health App.

  • Share the Donate Life message by educating others about how their generosity can help save and heal lives.

  • Learn more about living donation as another way to help those waiting for a second chance at life.

Join key celebrations throughout April to support the Donate Life cause online and in your community:
  • Donate Life Living Donor Day, April 3, 2024 Celebrate the lifesaving generosity of living donors and learn more about living donation.

  • Blue & Green Spirit Week, April 6-12, 2024 The week leading up to National Donate Life Blue & Green Day has themed days focused on appreciation, outreach and education - download the full week calendar.

  • National Wear Blue & Green Day, April 12, 2024 On Donate Life Blue & Green Day, everyone is invited to show their blue & green colors in support of the Donate Life message and mission - and join the National Donate Life Blue & Green Day Photo Contest!

  • National Pediatric Transplant Week, April 21-27, 2024 The last full week of National Donate Life Month is dedicated to kids. National Pediatric Transplant Week (NPTW) focuses on ending the pediatric transplant waiting list.

"The 2024 National Donate Life Month artwork and theme, Donors are SuperStars, was inspired by the night sky and the billions of stars that make up the universe. Stars remind us that even in the darkest night, there is light. Your decision to be an organ, eye and tissue donor gives hope and light to the 100,000 people on the national transplant waiting list who are waiting for a second chance at life. That's why donors are superstars," says Loy.

This story was posted on 2024-04-02 16:57:40
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