Organizations, landmarks, and universities across the state will go blue and green to raise awareness for organ donation
LOUISVILLE, Ky (April 13, 2023) – Donate Life KY has partnered with several organizations, landmarks, and universities throughout the Commonwealth to light up blue and green on April 14, National Donate Life Blue & Green Day. The initiative aims to bring awareness to those in Kentucky waiting on a life-saving donation while also spreading the importance of joining the donor registry.
The initiative takes place during National Donate Life Month, where already, local and statewide efforts have highlighted the importance of organ donation and honored those waiting on their life-saving donation by spreading the month’s important message.
Those participating in National Donate Life Blue & Green Day include the Big Four Bridge (in partnership with Donate Life Indiana), Churchill Downs (Twin Spires), Lynn Family Stadium (Louisville City FC, Racing Louisville FC), Louisville Bats Baseball, the Lexington Counter Clocks, The University of Kentucky, KFC YUM! Center, UofL Health, the Lexington Marriott City Center, LG&E and KU, the Ark Encounter, the Florence Y’alls Baseball Team, Eastern Kentucky University, and the City of St. Matthews City Hall.
On April 14, community members are also encouraged to light up their homes and wear blue and green to support those who gave the gift of life and became organ donors. Additionally, visit https://www.donatelife.net/blue-green-day/ to download images for Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn to participate in Blue & Green Day on social media. Use the hashtag #BlueGreenDay in any social posts.
“There are more than 1,000 Kentuckians in need of a life-saving transplant,” said Shelley Snyder, Executive Director, Donate Life KY. “Last year, we witnessed a record year of lives saved through organ donation. This year, we launched our wildly successful ‘Save My Human’ campaign, and now, we’re blazing into Donate Life Month and continuing the momentum. We hope everyone will join us to help us raise awareness of this critical need by lighting up blue and green or wearing our signature colors. While the response is historic, the work is never done, and together, we can continue to help save lives.”
Over 60% of Kentuckians are currently registered as organ donors, but the organization aims to reach the 100% mark. On National Donate Life Blue & Green Day, Donate Life KY hopes to inspire others to join the registry. To learn more about this initiative, visit https://www.donatelife.net/blue-green-day/. To learn more about how you can participate, visit theevent page on Donate Life KY’s Facebook.
To learn more about Donate Life KY, visit https://donatelifeky.org.