Chocolate, roses, cards and candy are the images we think about as we get ready for February 14. We also see red hearts everywhere in retail stores. This year, we are building on our #GotHeart campaign to inspire more North Carolinians to show us the red heart on their driver’s licenses and ID cards indicating that they hope to save lives as organ and eye donors.
Saving lives? Yes, because February 14 is National Donor Day: a time to reflect on the incredible gifts of life we can all give to each other. To us, giving life is what it really means to have heart and to care about others, both while you are here and after you are gone.
#GotHeart Inspire friends and family to talk about the power of organ, eye and tissue donation.
#GotHeart You don’t need to be a legend to leave a legacy. Register as an organ, eye and tissue donor.
#GotHeart If you needed a transplant, would you have one? Then register today to give the gift of hope to someone who might need it someday.
YOU can be part of our #GotHeart? campaign through February 14. If you are on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest or any other social media site, use the hashtag #GotHeart to spread our message. This year we will particularly share inspiring movie scenes that remind us of characters who have #GotHeart.
Our vision is to create a moment over the next 2 weeks where you talk with their loved ones about the importance of organ, eye and tissue donation. Please look for our images and posts on social media and share them widely. Use the hashtag #GotHeart on all your posts!
And remember, National Donor Day recognizes those who have given the gifts of organ, tissue, eye, blood, bone marrow, and umbilical cord donation, so we also encourage you to share information about ways to donate through Donate Life NC, the American Red Cross, Be the Match and more. If you do encourage people to register as organ, eye and tissue donors, please use the following link: http://www.donatelifenc.org/register
We have attached a few #GotHeart images below. We’ve given you some ideas to get the conversation started, but we know that you’ve #GotHeart and have lots of creative ideas to add. So get out there, share the love, and find out who’s #GotHeart.