UT Health community to raise awareness for organ donation

April 1, 2016 | Events, UTMC
By Staff

More than 123,000 adults and children in the United States are waiting for life-saving organ transplants, according to Donate Life America.

For Donate Life Month in April, University of Toledo Health is partnering with Life Connection of Ohio and Community Tissue Services to spread awareness about organ and tissue donation.

Ad_frameUT Health will kick off Donate Life Month with a flag-raising ceremony Monday, April 4, at 10 a.m. outside the main entrance of Mulford Library. Representatives from Life Connection of Ohio will give brief remarks at the event. UT students, staff and visitors are encouraged to attend.

The green chair also will be on Health Science Campus in April to help raise organ donation awareness. The green chair represents someone who has received a second chance at life because someone else made the decision to be a donor.

Listed by date, other events scheduled during the month will include:

• Wednesday, April 20 — An educational table display will be in the Four Seasons Bistro on Health Science Campus.

• Friday, April 15 — On National Blue and Green Day, UT staff members are encouraged to dress in blue and green, decorate office doors, and take photos to share on the Life Connection of Ohio and UT Health Facebook pages.

• Friday, April 29 — On UT Health’s Blue and Green Day, representatives from Life Connection of Ohio and Community Tissue Services will bring interactive educational games with prizes to UTMC floors and units during the day and night shifts.

To learn more about organ, tissue and eye donation, call 800.262.5443 or visit donatelifeohio.org.

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