April is National Donate Life Month, a time when Donate Life organizations across the country strive to make LIFE possible by educating and motivating individuals to register their decision to be organ, eye and tissue donors. The 2017 symbol of National Donate Life Month is the pinwheel. The pinwheel is symbolic of an instrument that turns obstacles into opportunities. The pinwheel’s ability to capture and pass on energy parallels one’s potential to make LIFE possible.

Each Donate Life pinwheel has four sails supported by one stem, symbolizing the power one person has to be an organ, eye, tissue or living donor. The pinwheel reminds us that we all have the potential to capture and pass on life, comfort and hope to others by registering as a donor. This April, we encourage you to stop to feel the breeze, watch the pinwheels and think of the lives of those touched by donation and transplantation.

We wish you a Happy National Donate Life Month. We hope you’ll join us by registering to be a donor and inspiring others to register as donors as well! In California, that means checking “YES!” every time at the DMV or signing up at www.donateLIFEcalifornia.org.

What can you do for Donate Life Month?

  1. Inspire your friends and family with a Donate Life Twibbon for your social media profile pictures! You can also use our Donate Life Month social media images below.
  2. Get into the Donate Life spirit on Blue & Green Day on Friday, April 21! You can also use one of our Blue & Green Day avatars for your social media profile picture, share our social media graphics with your friends and family, and more! See our Blue & Green Day Toolkit.
  3. Visit our Spread the Word page for more ways to support Donate Life California.
  4. Check out our Fast FactsMyths Debunked and Frequently Asked Questions pages and share what you learn with friends and family.

Social Media Tools:

Facebook, Instagram & Twitter
(On desktop: Right-click on a photo below and select “Save image as…” to save to your computer. On mobile: Click and hold image and select “Save Image”.
Then upload to social media.)

2017 Facebook Cover Photo

2017 Facebook Profile Photo

 2017 Instagram Photo

2017 Twitter Image

Blue & Green Day – Friday, April 21, 2017

Mark your calendar! Blue & Green Day is being celebrated this year on Friday, April 21. Blue & Green Day is your chance to show support for Donate Life. Check out our Blue & Green Day Toolkit – and our ideas to get creative with blue and green at work:

  1. Wear blue & green – ties, shoes, scarves, jewelry, sunglasses, etc.
  2. Decorate your desk, office or cubicle with blue & green balloons, streamers, etc.
  3. Share blue & green cupcakes or cookies with your coworkers.
  4. Change your social media profile picture to a blue & green avatar.
  5. Starting in early April, use the image below for your Facebook cover photo to inspire others to join in on Blue & Green Day. (On desktop: Right click image, select “Save image as…” to save to your computer. On mobile: Click and hold image and select “Save Image”. Then upload picture in Facebook.)

2017 Facebook Cover Photo

2017 Facebook Profile Photo

2017 Instagram Photo

 2017 Twitter Image