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CORPUS CHRISTI – April is National Donate Life Month. In an effort to raise awareness, Friday, April 16, is Blue & Green Day, where the public is encouraged to wear these colors to engage in sharing the Donate Life message and promoting the importance of registering as an organ, eye and tissue donor.
The Transplant team from Driscoll Children’s Hospital arranged for the Harbor Bridge to be lit Blue & Green to further promote Donate Life Month. The team will gather Thursday, April 15, at 7:30 p.m. by the Water Gardens to capture a picture of the team and illuminated bridge.
Statistics show that 90 percent of Americans support organ, eye and/or tissue donation, but only about half actually take steps to register as a donor.
In Corpus Christi, donated organs are managed through Southwest Transplant Alliance (STA), a United States nonprofit organ procurement organization (OPO) headquartered in Dallas and founded in 1974. STA allocates donated organs and manages their recovery, preservation and transport for donation and transplantation.
“We are grateful to be in partnership with Southwest Transplant Alliance, who help the children of South Texas in need of kidney donation,” said Anita Rosales, Transplant Coordinator at Driscoll Children’s Hospital. “Driscoll is dedicated in helping raise awareness of organ donation.”2021 Blue&GreenDay 8.5x11 Flyer1 Web