April is National Donate Life Month-Have you registered your decision to help save and enhance lives?

April is National Donate Life Month, a time to call attention to the more than 5,000 Illinois residents and 117,000 people nationwide waiting for lifesaving organ transplants and the thousands more who will need life-enhancing tissue transplants at some point in their lives. 

During National Donate Life Month, Little Company of Mary Hospital and Gift of Hope Organ & Tissue Donor Network have partnered to build organ and tissue donation awareness and encourage staff to register their decisions to save lives through the Hospitals for Hope campaign. Throughout the campaign, staff will see collateral materials all over the hospital which feature Little Company of Mary staff who support organ and tissue donation and encourage you to do the same. 

You can show your enthusiasm for organ and tissue donation and take part in the Hospitals for Hope campaign by visiting our webpage at www.Hospitals4Hope.org/companies/LittleCompanyofMary. When visiting the Little Company of Mary campaign webpage, you can register your decision to be a donor or – if you are already registered – reaffirm your decision and share why you support donation. 

Thanks to activities like the Hospitals for Hope campaign held at Little Company of Mary and elsewhere throughout the year, nearly 6 million people in Illinois have made the decision to be organ and tissue donors by registering their wishes in the Illinois Organ/Tissue Donor Registry. 

“Registering is an ordinary action that can produce an extraordinary outcome,” said Jane Sullivan, R.N., B.S.N., M.S.; Vice President of Patient Care Services of Little Company of Mary Hospital. “So we encourage all of our staff members and volunteers here at Little Company of Mary to take the simple, yet critical, step to help save the lives of thousands of people whose survival depend on a person’s selfless decision to be an organ and tissue donor. And we urge you to encourage your family members and friends to do the same. By joining the Illinois Organ/Tissue Donor Registry, you will make sure that your desire to give the gift of hope is fulfilled.” 

Be part of this lifesaving effort and learn more about organ and tissue donation at www.Hospitals4Hope.org/companies/LittleCompanyofMary.

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