Friday, April 23, 2010

Niagara Falls illuminated in green in honor of organ and tissue donation

I'm off to Niagara Falls today along with other supporters of organ and tissue donation, including donor families and transplant recipients. The Falls will be illuminated in green from 9 p.m. to 9:15 p.m. and again at 10 p.m. until 10:15 p.m.

At 10:00 p.m., to coincide with the second illumination of the falls, Canadian and American participants will form a symbolic living green ribbon across the Rainbow Bridge. Participants will be wearing green ponchos and holding green glow sticks in honor of organ and tissue donation. Thanks to Trillium Gift of Life Network in Ontario, New York Alliance for Donation, Upstate New York Transplant Services and all of the other officials who combined to make this happen.

“You Have the Power to Save Lives – Register to be an organ and tissue donor & Tell Your Loved Ones of Your Decision”
Register to be a donor in Ontario or Download Donor Cards from Trillium Gift of Life Network. NEW for Ontario: - Learn The Ins & Outs Of Organ And Tissue Donation. Register Today! For other Canadian provinces click here
In the United States, be sure to find out how to register in your state at or Download Donor Cards from OrganDonor.Gov
In Great Britain, register at NHS Organ Donor Register
In Australia, register at Australian Organ Donor Register
Your generosity can save up to eight lives with heart, kidneys, liver, lungs, pancreas and small intestine transplants (see allotransplantation). One tissue donor can help up to 100 other people by donating skin, corneas, bone, tendon, ligaments and heart valves
Has your life been saved by an organ transplant? "Pay it forward" and help spread the word about the need for organ donation - In the U.S. another person is added to the national transplant waiting list every 11 minutes and 18 people die each day waiting for an organ or tissue transplant.

1 comment:

**Ricki** said...

OOOOOOh!! How amazing!! I wish I could go. seeing the falls and being out of the country to be surrounded by a bunch of heroes and warriors!!!

and on a side note did you notice that NBC's logo has been green this month!!

Have fun.