We can all celebrate life in many ways this April

Published 10:46 am Tuesday, April 17, 2012

You may know that April is Donate Life Month, a nationwide observance to reflect on the importance of organ and tissue donation. But the donation community is not alone in calling April our own.

April is also Grilled Cheese Month, home to National Library Week and includes fun holidays like International Pillow Fight Day and Scrabble Day.

It would seem that every day is cause to celebrate, and I couldn’t agree more.

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I’m in the business of celebrating life. In the organ and tissue donation community, we regularly see lives cut too short. But we have the opportunity to help families celebrate the lives and legacies of their loved ones by sharing the Gift of Life.

We are so thankful for second chances organ and tissue donors afford to transplant recipients everywhere; and we celebrate their lives every day.

We are inspired by the renewed spirit for life we see in transplant recipients, and they teach us to live every day to the fullest.

You can join me in celebrating life this April by making the choice to register as an organ and tissue donor. Just one donor has the potential to save eight lives through organ donation and enhance 50 more through tissue donation.

You can register or learn more by visiting www.lifelineofohio.org

Whether you commemorate Donate Life Month this April or decide to observe World Penguin Day by visiting your local zoo, I hope you’ll take time to celebrate life this month!


Kent Holloway is the CEO of Lifeline of Ohio.