April is National Donate Life Month, a time that celebrates the miracle of organ donation and calls on everyone to help spread the word about organ donation. This year’s concept focuses on the pinwheel. According to Donate Life America, a pinwheel evokes various images and meanings, but the strongest association revolves around opportunity and energy.
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. For recipients, donation can turn sickness and injury into a second chance at life. For donors, their decision to register can turn a sorrowful time into a source of comfort for family as a result of renewed life for others.
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.”
Happy National Donate Life Month. Help us educate others by sharing the resources below and encouraging people to register at www.donatelife.net
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