Monday, April 26, 2010

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

On April 23rd supporters from Canada and the United States met at 10pm in the middle of the Rainbow Bridge to exchange greetings and marvel at the majesty of Niagara Falls being illuminated in green to honor organ and tissue donation, donor families and transplant recipients. We wore green ponchos and held 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. I was proud to participate and some of the photos I shot can be viewed at my photo gallery:

I shot this at 10pm from half-way across the Rainbow Bridge between the U.S,. and Canada. I was quite a distance from both the American and Canadian falls that are normally lit with a rainbow of colors but the green lights show clearly and draw attention to organ and tissue donation

“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.

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