LIFESHARE TO CELEBRATE NATIONAL DONATE LIFE MONTH ENCOURAGES OKLAHOMANS TO REGISTER AS DONORS
Every April, LifeShare of Oklahoma celebrates National Donate Life Month, focusing national attention on every individual’s power to make life possible by registering their decision to be an organ, eye and tissue donor.
To help illustrate the message of donation, Donate Life America creates unique artwork for each National Donate Life Month. The 2018 National Donate Life Month (NDLM) art was inspired by the image of a rainbow, and Maya Angelou’s quote, “Be a rainbow in someone else’s cloud.”
Often following a storm, the presence of a rainbow provides optimism and motivates us to endure through dark times. Organ, eye and tissue donation is the bridge of comfort and hope between one family’s mourning and another’s healing — turning tragedy into renewed life. The Donate Life rainbow in the National Donate Life Month artwork rises from stormy clouds, recognizing that it takes both rain and light to create the gift of a rainbow.
Maya Angelou’s message applies to all of us, no matter our background or experiences. We all know rainbows in the people that have helped carry us through life and its challenges. In turn, we have the opportunity to be rainbows in other people’s clouds through the gift of organ, eye and tissue donation. By registering to be a donor, you can change one ray of light into a spectrum of healing and compassion.
“The act of registering your decision to be an organ, eye and tissue donor takes less than a minute. Your one action can serve as a lifesaving prism, transforming your decision into life and healing for more than 75 people, their families and their communities,” says David Fleming, President & CEO of Donate Life America.
You can register your decision to be an organ, eye and tissue donor at RegisterMe.org or in the Medical ID tab of the iPhone Health app.
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