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Messages to Inspire Donation in March

Donate Life NC has crafted some wonderful messages to be shared across the state throughout the month of March to help in our joint goal of inspiring more North Carolinians to register as donors.

These messages can be shared by an individual or both internally and externally by an organization. Internal suggestions include: electronic message boards in hospitals and clinics, employee intranets and email messages. Externally, share these via social media — and be sure you are following HonorBridge on Facebook and Donate Life NC on FacebookTwitterLinkedInPinterest.

Messages to Share

March is National Eye Donor Month

Donate Life America, HRSA and the Eye Bank Association of America are celebrating the Gift of Sight through National Eye Donor Month for the 32nd year. The celebration promotes awareness of the need to donate eyes, to recognize donors and their families and to celebrate corneal recipients. You can find facts, resources and more at https://donatelife.net/celebrations/.

Here are some sample tweets/posts for your use:

Facebook

More than 48,000 people in the U.S. have their sight restored each year as a result of corneal transplants. Without the generosity of eye donors this would not be possible. To celebrate National Eye Donor Month, we honor those who have given the gift of sight. You too can pass on this gift by registering as an organ, eye and tissue donor today at Register as a Donor. #DonateLife #GiveSight

Twitter

March is National Eye Donor Month! Ensure you’ll give the gift of sight someday by registering as a donor: Register as a Donor #DonateLife

Got a world vision? Give someone the vision to see the world. Sign up today as an organ, EYE, tissue donor. ‪#‎GiveSight Register as a Donor

Set your sight on helping others. Sign up during National Eye Donor Month as an organ, EYE, tissue donor. #GiveSight Register as a Donor

Bring sight to a life. Sign up today as an organ, EYE, tissue donor. #DonateLife #GiveSight Register as a Donor

Give a true treasure: the gift of sight. Sign up today as an organ, EYE, tissue donor. #GiveSight Register as a Donor

Help another see the world. Sign up today as an organ, EYE, tissue donor. #GiveSight Register as a Donor

It’s National Eye Donor Month. Give the gift of sight—sign up today as an organ, EYE, tissuedonor. ##GiveSight Register as a Donor

Give the gift of sight. Sign up during National Eye Donor Month as an organ, EYE, tissue donor. #GiveSight Register as a Donor

Share the joy of sight! Sign up today as an organ, EYE, tissue donor. #GiveSight Register as a Donor

National Kidney Month and World Kidney Day

During National Kidney Month and in honor of World Kidney Day on March 12, the National Kidney Foundation and Donate Life America encourages sharing information and health activities to promote awareness of kidneys, risk factors and kidney disease. World Kidney Day (March 12) aims to raise awareness of the importance of our kidneys to our overall health and to reduce the frequency and impact of kidney disease and its associated health problems worldwide. The World Kidney Day website has a strong package of campaign materials, images and press resources for your use.

Facebook

Today is World Kidney Day! Celebrate by toasting to your kidney health with a glass of water and give a glass to a friend to spread the word! Make sure you are also registered as an organ, eye and tissue donor to provide hope to the more than 100,000 people waiting for a kidney transplant. #WorldKidneyDay #DonateLife

Twitter

Celebrate #WorldKidneyDay by giving hope to those waiting for a kidney transplant by registering as a donor at www.DonateLife.net.

In addition, the following NC stories can be shared:

Courtney Potter and the UNC Health Care News Team made this inspirational video to feature the incredible story of Delores Benton Evans, kidney recipient and donor mother.

March Madness

On Facebook, Google Display and YouTube, Donate Life NC will be running ads featuring Donate Life Champion Jay Williams, former Duke National Basketball Player of the Year and currently ESPN Analyst for College GameDay for NCAA Basketball.  Join them in sharing his family’s inspirational story. Tey will also be running an ACC fan contest at the beginning of the month during the ACC Basketball tournament on Facebook. Join the fun – will UNC win again?

Ongoing:

  • Please continue to use the #DonateLife hashtag in your posts, particularly as we get closer to National Donate Life Month in April.
  • Please continue to raise awareness for the Donate Life License Plate available to order from the NCDMV.