‘Driscoll is dedicated in helping raise awareness of organ donation’

Driscoll Children's Hospital to celebrate Donate Life Blue & Green Day

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – On Friday, April 16, Blue & Green Day, the public is encouraged to wear these colors in an effort to raise awareness of April being National Donate Life Month. By doing this, the public is sharing the Donate Life message and promoting the importance of registering as an organ, eye and tissue donor.

Driscoll Children’s Hospital’s Transplant team arranged for the Harbor Bridge to be lit blue and green to help promote Donate Life Month. On Thursday, April 15 at 7:30 p.m. the team will gather by the Water Gardens to take a picture with the lit up bridge.

According to statistics, 90 percent of Americans support organ, eye and/or tissue donation, but only half of that number takes the actual steps to register as a donor.

A United States nonprofit organ procurement organization (OPO), Southwest Transplant Alliances (STA), manages the donated organs in Corpus Christi. This nonprofit organization is headquartered in Dallas and was founded in 1974. STA gathers donated organs and manages their recovery, preservation and ship for donation and transplantation.

“We are grateful to be in partnership with Southwest Transplant Alliance, who help the children of South Texas in need of kidney donation,” said Anita Rosales, Transplant Coordinator at Driscoll Children’s Hospital. “Driscoll is dedicated in helping raise awareness of organ donation.”