|Donate Life America|
The American Hospital Association and Donate Life America, a 501(c)3 not-for-profit alliance of national organizations dedicated to saving and healing lives through organ, eye and tissue donation, want to thank all of our hospital partners and their staff for the vital role they play in donation and transplantation. Hospitals not only facilitate the medical procedures, but are a trusted source of information about donation and state donor registries.
Currently more than 123,000 men, women and children in the U.S. are awaiting organ transplants to save their lives. Thousands more are in need of tissue and cornea transplants to restore their mobility and sight. Registering to be an organ, eye and tissue donor can provide hope to those who wait.
April is National Donate Life Month!
American Hospital Association is pleased to be partnering with Donate Life America to provide some resources for you to support donation in your hospital and to celebrate National Donate Life Month. Here are three easy ways:
Fly a Donate Life flag. (Flags available for purchase at www.donationmerchandise.com/flags)
Like Donate Life America on Facebook and share donation stories on your hospital social media sites and with your online community. Donation stories are available at http://donatelife.net/stories-of-hope/
HRSA Organ Donor Campaign
The American Hospital Association has signed on as a partner to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration's (HRSA) Workplace Partnership for Life (WPFL) campaign, a donor registration campaign.
As a national partner, AHA is sharing information and encouraging hospitals across the country to join in this important effort and help increase donor registration within their facilities and local communities. Hospitals and health systems have the unique ability to educate patients, visitors, members of the community, and their own staff and caregivers about the importance of signing up to become an organ and tissue donor.
WPFL is a national initiative that joins the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services with the donation community to spread the word about the importance of organ, eye, tissue, blood and bone marrow donation and to encourage the American public to register as donors.
HRSA Campaign Materials
Visit www.organdonor.gov to learn more about this campaign, sign up to be a hospital partner or to download additional materials.