Residents of Alabama, as well as other participating states, will notice landmarks illuminated in blue and green lights during the month of April. This initiative is to show support for Blue and Green Day, a Donate Life Month celebration of organ, eye and tissue donation.
Legacy of Hope, Alabama’s organ and tissue donation alliance,and the Alabama Eye Bank have joined forces to create Donate Life Alabama.Through this initiative, the message organ, eye and tissue donation is spread across the state.
The Alabama Eye Bank has spearheaded the blue and green initiative in Auburn and Opelika, encouraging businesses and landmarks throughout Lee County to illuminate.
“We hope that people will have their curiosity sparked by the blue and green lights around the state. They will serve as conversation starters that revolve around organ, eye and tissue donation. From there, we would love to see an influx in registered donors,” said Teresa Ham, Chief Administrative Officer for the Alabama Eye Bank.
Auburn participates in Blue & Green Day by lighting up downtown.In Birmingham, a few of the places you can find blue and green are in the fountain at Kirkland Clinic, lighting up rainbow tunnel in Railroad Park and illuminating the Regions Building downtown. In Huntsville,the Space and Rocket Center graciously lights up an entire rocket for the occasion.If you own a business or manage a landmark and you’d like to get involved in Blue and Green Day, you can reach out to Teresa at Teresa@alabamaeyebank.org.
Donate Life Month is a yearly campaign to raise awareness for organ, eye and tissue donation. Additionally, it celebrates donation recipients and recognizes the families of gracious donors.