Friday, March 26, 2010

Illinois organ donation campaign for National Donate Life Month

April is Donate Life month in the U.S. and Scott Meis from Donate Life Illinois forwarded the following announcement about a unique national campaign to promote organ and tissue donation. Please check it out and share as we strive to increase the rate of organ and tissue donation and save more lives.

"Hi Merv,

I don’t think we’ve officially connected but I’m the campaign manager for Donate Life Illinois and work closely with Gift of Hope Organ & Tissue Donor Network in Illinois.

I hope all is going well. Just wanted to give you a heads up on a new national campaign that we just launched to put a fun push behind the build up to April being National Donate Life Month. It’s called Mascots On A Mission and is designed to take a light-hearted approach to the issue to help draw in those that would ordinarily not pay attention to organ/tissue donation.

You can subscribe to the daily blog updates here to follow the story line and there will be some great video footage of the mascots “training” later this month. We’ve also set up a media center here.

Take a look when you get a chance and feel free to share away!

Take care, Scott/"

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