MILWAUKEE -- Millions of Americans will show their love with heart-shaped candy and cards on Valentine’s Day. But February 14th is also National Organ Donor Day, bringing awareness to what a heart and other organ donations can do to save lives.
Donate Life Wisconsin and Marco’s Pizza have partnered together to create an interesting way for men and women to send a message of both love and life at the same time at #ORGANDONORDAY2016.
From February 9th – 14th, post a message for your Valentine to #ORGANDONORDAY2016 on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram – using pictures with a heartfelt message or a video of yourself singing one line from your favorite love song.
For your good deed in bringing awareness to organ donation, you’ll have a chance to win Pizza for Life, as well as one of hundreds of Ghirardelli Chocolate Brownies for your significant other.
You must be 18 years old to enter the sweepstakes and giveaway.
National Donor Day is supported by organ donation and healthcare nonprofits across the country and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. It’s a day to bring awareness to organ donation and to recognize those who have given the gift of donation, received a donation, and are currently waiting to receive a donation. Today, more than 120,000 patients are on the waiting list to receive a lifesaving organ transplant.
Those interested in becoming an organ donor should go to www.donatelife.net.