How you can help educate others about organ, eye and tissue donation
By registering to become an organ, eye and tissue donor, you could help more than 75 people — and that’s not counting the lives that those 75 people touch. 95% of Americans are in favor of being an organ donor, but only 58% are registered. Here are things you can do to help bridge that gap.
Use our Donate Life print ads…
We have 6 Stories of Hope from recipients that can be used to help educate about the importance of donation. Our current ads feature Benjamin (liver recipient), Christine (kidney recipient), Jessica (tissue recipient), Robert (cornea recipient), Shovon (heart recipient), and Valerie (liver recipient). These downloadable formats print at 4×5 inches. Contact VGray@DonateLife.net for 8×5 and 8×10 inch versions.
…or share our Donate Life brochure
Donate Life America provides 10 free Donate Life brochures for you to distribute, or you can order more via our online store. Use the code FREEPACK2 for one free set of 10.
These 8-panel full color brochures fold to 4×9 inches and include Stories of Hope from some of our organ, eye and tissue recipients – as well as a profile of a patient waiting for a lifesaving transplant.
Tell your story
No matter what the circumstance, or the audience, you can optimize the likelihood your Donate Life voice will motivate those listening to register as donors by speaking from your own personal perspective. Our Story Sharing Tips offer some ideas for communicating how organ, eye and tissue donation and transplantation have touched your life. Want even more ideas? Here are some more tips on how to use your perspective whether you’re a patient waiting for a transplant, a transplant recipient, a donor family, a living donor, or family and friends of patients or transplant recipients.
Other ways to support us
Hand out Donate Life take-away cards
We’ve put together a PDF of business cards with facts on organ, eye and tissue donation: The need is great, and you can help. Information on registering to be a donor, as well as becoming a living donor, is included. The card template includes gridlines for easy trimming.
Wear your heart on your sleeve, and our banner on your website
If you have a website and want to make a stand for the 115,000 Americans waiting for a lifesaving transplant, you can embed one of our Donate Life digital banners on your personal or company site. Each image features a recipient of a lifesaving transplant, as featured in our Stories of Hope!
Youth Education Resources
We also offer a college event guide, and youth education curriculum by state and additional resources for high school programs.
Take your support for organ donation on the road
The DMV remains the top registration point for organ donation – and if you list your donation decision on your license, why not do the same on your license plates? Currently there are organ donor license plates available in many states.
Don’t see your state on the list? Each state has specific requirements to meet in order to offer a specialty license plate. If you are interested in having a Donate Life specialty plate in your state, contact your Donate Life State Team Leader. They may already have an application process or petition started in order to achieve this goal.