On April 13, Life Connection of Ohio will partner with FCHC to raise awareness and educate the community about organ, eye and tissue donation. Life Connection of Ohio promotes and facilitates organ donation in northwest and west central Ohio.
“Life Connection’s Green Chair will be in our lobby from 8:00 a.m. on April 13th to 8:00 a.m. on April 14th,” says Sharon Reddington, RN, BSN, FCHC’s Manager of Staff Development & Nurse Recruitment. “The public is invited to take pictures of family members sitting in the chair. It’s the focal point of a statewide campaign to educate the public about organ, eye and tissue donation.” The goal of the Green Chair Campaign is to bring to mind the many different people affected by organ, eye and tissue donation: recipients, donor families, those waiting for a transplant, and the families of those who died waiting. The Green Chair is an invitation to anyone who has been touched by organ, eye and tissue donation to take a seat and share their story. It is intended to be a symbol of hope and encouragement — that as the number of registered donors increases, the fewer empty chairs there will be.
At 11:00 a.m. on April 13th, the Donate Life flag will be raised in front of the FCHC front entrance. Those with a connection to donation will speak at the 20-minute event. To learn more — or to register as an organ, eye and tissue donor — visit lifeconnectionofohio.org.