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April is National Donate Life Month

April is National Donate Life Month and a time to #ShowYourHeart in support of organ, eye and tissue donation! 

Join the 60% of Wyomingites who have already signed up as organ, eye and tissue donors and have the hearts on their driver license. Anyone, regardless of age or medical condition, can sign up as a donor and be someone’s Hero. Say Yes to organ, eye and tissue donation at the Driver Services office or anytime online. Once you’ve signed up and discussed donation with your family, learn how you can show your support this April at DonateLifeWyoming.org/ShowYourHeart.

It’s National Donate Life Month – what does that mean?

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National Donate Life Month honors the generosity of organ, eye and tissue donors and their families and commemorates all transplant recipients in the United States throughout the month of April. It’s a great opportunity to remind all Wyomingites that it is important to consider signing up to give the gift of life as organ, eye and tissue donors. 

How many people are waiting in Wyoming for a transplant?

1. Nearly 150 people in Wyoming are waiting for a lifesaving organ transplant – including some children and infants and thousands more wait for healing tissue transplants.

2. Nationwide there are nearly 115,000 people waiting for a lifesaving transplant. That’s enough to fill War Memorial Stadium almost 4 times!

Do a lot of Wyomingites sign up as donors? 

Wyomingites are incredibly generous and consistently have some of the highest donor designation rates in the country. Right now 60% of Wyoming adults have signed up as donors, placing Wyoming in the top ten in the nation!

However, as long as there is still a waiting list for transplants, our work is not done, and we encourage all Wyomingites to consider signing up. 

What events and celebrations are planned in our area for National Donate Life Month? 

Show Your Heart and Save:

April 1-30, 2019, local WyoMovies theaters will be offering a medium popcorn; FREE to those showing the hearts on their driver license or one of our inspirational cork hearts in celebration of National Donate Life Month. More info is available at DonateLifeWyoming.org/ShowYourHeart. 

WyoMovies theatre locations: Casper, Cheyenne, Laramie, Rock Springs and Green River

To see Stories of Hope from local Wyoming residents, click below:

Laurie, Donor Wife, Casper, WY

Doug, Father of Heart Recipient and Living Donor, Cheyenne, WY 

Patricia, Donor Mother, Cody/Powell, WY