National Donate Life Month 2010 – A Huge Success!

The Johns Hopkins Hospital raises the Donate Life flag in celebration of National Donate Life Month.

Wow! I can’t believe National Donate Life Month is behind us. It sure was a busy month for the teams here at The Living Legacy Foundation.  From our calculations, LLF participated in 52 events in the community to raise awareness in April. For a month with only 30 days, to say we were busy, is a huge understatement. Here is a breakdown of the types of events we attended throughout the month:

  • 25 donation information booths at partner hospitals
  • 13 health fairs / presentations / special events
  • 9 donation information booths and presentations at Maryland colleges and universities
  • 2 presentations at faith based organizations
  • 1 high school presentation

And we couldn’t have been at all these different events without the support of our faithful and amazing volunteers, which logged 118 volunteer hours in April alone! Way to go!

Also this April, The Living Legacy Foundation and Donate Life Maryland partnered to promote a new campaign, Flags Across Maryland. Maryland’s flag-flying campaign – the first in the state – is part of a national effort to bolster organ donor registries during National Donate Life Month.  The goal of the campaign is to motivate Marylanders to register as a designated donor on the Maryland Donor Registry.

Maryland hospital’s  whole- heartedly embraced this campaign. Twenty-six hospitals in LLF’s donor service area requested Donate Life flags, which were displayed at some point during the month.  Three hospitals have even expressed interest in raising or displaying the flag after every donor to honor them and their family.

The MVA also got into the action, displaying the Donate Life flag throughout the month at many of the branches throughout the state.

April may be over; however, we are still busy promoting the Maryland Donor Registry and the importance of organ, eye and tissue donation. If you are interested in becoming a Donate Life Ambassador, please contact Latrice Price, LLF’s volunteer coordinator, at 410-242-7000 or to find out more information about volunteer opportunities.



About Jennifer

Jennifer Gelman is the director of Communications for the Living Legacy Foundation of Maryland. She is responsible for creating and executing educational and awareness programs for LLF’s donor service area, along with overseeing the company’s volunteer program, and the relationship with Maryland’s Motor Vehicle Administration. With nearly ten years of experience in non-profit and cause-related marketing, on a national and local level, Jennifer is focused on raising awareness and creating an open dialogue about organ, eye and tissue donation throughout diverse communities the organization serves. Follow Jennifer on Twitter:
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