National Donate Life Month and You
April is National Donate Life Month, or, as we like to say, “30 days to really focus on the message.”
Since March 29, 2010, when Wisconsin’s online donor registry opened, teams from across the state have worked to educate citizens about the importance of registering their donation decision. We’ve shared articles about the new campaign Donate Life Wisconsin is managing in DMVs, and shared stories of people who have committed to making donation education their life’s work. Together, we are a force for change.
This April, we challenge you all to think of one new way to share your passion for this life-saving work. Here are a few suggestions:
- Go to the beautiful new Donate Life Wisconsin website and read the information under Educator Materials
- Commit to sharing one fact each week during April by talking to people, posting on your social media outlets or sending an email
- Ask for the opportunity to share your story at your place of worship, school or club. Consider doing this through a speech or via a newsletter or email.
- Write a letter to the editor in your local newspaper. Personal connections drive change, and most have word limits, so this is a great way for you to say “transplant saved my life,” or “the opportunity to donate was very important to our family,” or “In my work, I see the need for donated organs every day.”
- Ask your boss if they will send a staff-wide email about Donate Life Month, encouraging people to register at DonateLifeWisconsin.org. Use the facts you found on the Donate Life Wisconsin website to support the need. Add a personal story to make it real.
- Consider your contribution, and how you can apply yourself to this mission over the next month
- Read this story about two UW Health employees who became Everyday Heroes
There are still 2,000 people in Wisconsin, and more than 118,000 nationally, who are waiting for their gift of life. What can you make possible?