In honour of organ donation month, all 65_RedRoses t-shirts are only $20! If you’re in Canada, we’ll also throw in the DVD for FREE!
BC Transplant is working with Global TV and provincial organ donor registries across the cadana casino country to have a 48 hour registration blitz, to kick off National Organ & Tissue Donation Awareness Week (#NOTDAW).
From Monday morning, April 18 until Wednesday morning, April 20, join us online using the #48in48 hashtag.
In April, we celebrate awareness of organ and tissue donation across North America. Sign up to be a donor and you could pass on the gift of life. One donor can save up to 8 lives and affect the quality of life for 75 more.
In the US, it’s called National Donate Life Month (#NDLM), instituted by Donate Life America and its partnering organizations in 2003. Currently, nearly 124,000 Americans are waiting for transplants. It is estimated that nearly 30,000 US patients began new lives in 2015 thanks to organ transplants.
In Canada, action is focused around National Organ & Tissue Donation Awareness Week (#NOTDAW) with events happening country-wide April 18-25. Last year, over 12,000 Canadians registered to be donors in 48 hours as part of the #48in48 campaign drive. This year, the blitz starts from Monday, April 18 to Wednesday, April 20. Let’s see if we can get it to 48,000 for 2016!
My name is Tiffany and I’m a RN that had the privilege to care for adult patients with Cystic Fibrosis.
My CF patients have always had a special place in my heart, and to this day, I continue to fight for a cure for those who can no longer fight and lost their battle with this horrible disease. One of my patients that comes to mind is Kelly. She could always brighten my day. No matter what was going on with her when she was hospitalized, she always kept a positive attitude. Unfortunately, she lost her battle at the young age of 26.
She met the love of her life, the man she would marry. On her wedding day, she didn’t feel 100%, but she was determined to make it a good day. Three days after her wedding she was hospitalized. It was my last week working on that unit. 1 month later, she took a sudden turn for the worse and was in desperate need of a lung transplant. She became top priority for a transplant and within a month, a transplant was available. Sadly, she passed away 2 weeks later. She never got to go on a honeymoon or start her life as a wife.
When I got the call, I was devastated. She had so much going for her. Even though her transplant rejected, it doesn’t keep me from encouraging others to be an organ donor. I’ve seen transplants be successful and not so successful. I know she and her family are so very thankful for the person who was an organ donor and was able to give her a little more time with friends and family. One of my biggest passions in life is to fight for a cure for CF and to encourage people to be an organ donor. I have so much compassion for my CF patients and may work with them again in the future, but for now, I want to fight for those who lost their battle and those who continue with their battle.
Former CF nurse now a ER nurse but will never stop fighting for a cure. I’m very passionate about CF and organ donation.
We’re urging people across North America to help bring Eva’s moving story to your community by hosting a screening! The licensing fees will go back to the #4Eva campaign so it’s a great way to support this growing movement while also raising awareness of organ donation & cystic fibrosis.
There is now a NEW VERSION of 65_RedRoses that features an updated ending! Its Canadian premiere is almost upon us with a free screening at Capilano University in North Vancouver on March 8, 2012.
Now that the US premiere on Oprah Winfrey Network – OWN has been set for May 3rd 9/8c, we are actively seeking campaign partners in the US. There is an opportunity to be prominently featured on our website to promote regional organ donation and CF organizations! Contact us at email@example.com for more info. (more…)
We’ve got the DVD in our hot little hands and they start shipping to Canada this week. The US is not far behind!
Thanks to everyone who purchased a DVD & are helping support Eva’s movement for organ donation!
We’re now selling the DVD in Canada through HelloCoolWorld.com’s web store for $24.95. For now, it’s Canada only but this is only the beginning. We’d love to be able to sell it internationally but it’s a lot more complicated. Different regions use different formats, and we’d need a way to process and fulfill international orders. It’s definitely on our wish list though, and we’re exploring the options.