As many of our blog subscribers know, April is officially National Donate Life Month and as Jen stated in a recent blog, Living Legacy held and staffed more than 50 outreach events. That is a busy month for sure. Well, the Baltimore County Chamber of Commerce got into the act by signing up as an official Workplace Partner for Life and promoting organ, eye and tissue donation throughout the entire month of April.
The Baltimore County Chamber of Commerce – a personal connection
During April, the Baltimore County Chamber of Commerce promoted donation by displaying information about donation in the foyer of their Towson offices and held a donor designation drive. “The Chamber decided to take action and support donation because one of our employees, Melissa Ball, has a personal connection to organ donation,” said Lauren Taylor, PR and Marketing manager for the Chamber. Melissa’s father, Larry Ball, received a heart transplant in 2007. “Before my dad got his transplant,” said Melissa, “everyone in my family was designated as a donor on their license – it’s the right thing to do. I was always a silent advocate. But now, I want to be more vocal because I have experienced firsthand the benefits of donation – if it weren’t for a generous donor, my father would not be alive today.”
Also, during April, all Baltimore County Chamber member businesses were challenged to promote donation and encourage their employees to register as a designated donor on the Maryland Donor Registry (www.donatelifemaryland.org ). Thank you Melissa and everyone at the Baltimore County chamber of Commerce for helping us make this past April a huge success!
About the Maryland Workplace Partnership for Life program
The Maryland Workplace Partnership for Life program offers companies of all sizes a unique opportunity to make a difference in their communities. The initiative is designed to educate and engage employees and customers about organ, eye and tissue donation as well as encourage them to join the more than two million Marylanders who have already designated themselves as donors. We were excited to add The Baltimore County Chamber of Commerce to our list of Workplace Partners.
If your organization would like to join other Maryland businesses in promoting donation as a Workplace Partner for Life, please contact Kevin Jones at 410-242-7000, ext. 2051 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org