by Michele Johler, BCH Administrative Regulatory Readiness Manager for Patient Safety

April is National Donate Life Month and now is the time to 'Show Your Heart' in support of the more than 2,500 Coloradans currently waiting for a lifesaving transplant.

Did you know anyone, regardless of age or medical condition, can register as a donor?! Nearly 70 percent of Coloradans have signed up to give the gift of life and there are several other ways to celebrate that amazing gift of life this April.

Celebrate National Blue and Green Day on April 21 by wearing blue and green in celebration of the lifesaving gift of organ, eye and tissue donation. The entire week leading up to National Blue & Green Day. April 15-21, several area establishments will be offering special discounts to those showing the hearts on their license or wearing blue and green in celebration of National Donate Life Month. Participating restaurants include the below and more info is available at www.DonateLIfeColorado.org/NDLM.

Be someone’s hero by saying 'Yes' to organ, eye and tissue donation at the Driver License Office. Once you’ve registered and discussed donation with your family, you can learn more on how to show your support at www.DonateLifeColorado.org/NDLM. #ShowYourHeartCO