Organ Donors Encouraged To Share Stories For National Donor Day

Dr. Deanna Lites
February 06, 2019 - 10:03 am

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DETROIT (WWJ) - If you or someone you know has been touched by organ or tissue donation, Gift of Life Michigan wants you to share your story.

My Donor Story is a chance to share life-saving stories and messages of gratitude on social media in posts and short videos through February 14, which is National Donor Day.

"Everyone's story is so personal and so powerful that we believe when people share those particular stories, then more people will sign up to become organ and tissue donors, and so we can save more people's lives," said Romona Chapman, with Gift of Life Michigan.

Using the hashtags #mydonorstory, #donatelife and #giftoflifemich, participants can upload a 1-minute video for a chance to win a Gift of Life prize pack and an opportunity to be featured in an upcoming video campaign.

Last year, Gift of Life Michigan helped more than 1,000 people receive organ transplants, but nearly 3,100 Michigan residents are still waiting for organ transplants.

For more information, visit golm.org.