Throughout the year, Lifebanc works to educate Northeast Ohioans through multiple initiatives highlighting the critical shortage of organs and tissue for transplantation. Each April, these efforts are enhanced during National Donate Life Month when Americans are encouraged to become organ and tissue donors.
April 2012 marks the 10th annual National Donate Life Month, a time when the transplant community focuses attention on the continually growing need for registered organ, eye and tissue donors, both locally, state-wide and nationally. Even with these increased efforts, we needyour help.
Following is a list of Donate Life/Green Chair events and ways for you to spread the message and increase registered organ, eye and tissue donors in Ohio.
April 2nd - University Hospitals Case Medical Center - 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
April 9th - Green Chair Sit In - WKBN Youngstown, OH 6 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
April 11th - Akron General Medical Center - 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
April 12th - Lakewood Hospital - 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
April 13th - MetroHealth Center - Cleveland 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
April 16th - St. Elizabeth Health Center - Boardman - 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
April 18th - Metro Transit Center - Akron 8 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
April 18th - Aultman Hospital - Canton - 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
April 19th - Metro Transit Center - Akron 8 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
April 20th - St. Joseph Medical Center - 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
April 26th - St. Elizabeth Health Center - 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
April 26th - Cleveland Clinic Main Campus - Minority Men's Health Fair - 4 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Send a "Letter to the Editor" to your local newspaper
Your donation or transplantation story is powerful and can help make your community members aware that organ, eye and tissue donation is close to home. Sharing your story in the local newspaper is a great way to accomplish this. Contact Lifebanc and we can email a sample letter for your reference. Just plug in your personal story and it is ready to be published. You can find the contact information for your local newspaper by looking in the paper or by visiting their website.