April is National Donate Life Month, and we are lighting the state blue and green in celebration across South Carolina during the month! NDLM encourages people to register as organ, eye and tissue donors and honors those who have healed and saved lives through the gift of donation.
Join us for our first lighting ceremony of the month at Greenville’s Liberty Bridge – East Courtyard on Monday, April 4th, at 7:30 pm. Donate Life SC, We Are Sharing Hope SC, and PRISMA Health Transplant Center will share messages of hope and healing through organ donation for transplantation in South Carolina. In addition, Lillian Brock Flemming, Greenville Mayor Pro Tem, will present the City of Greenville Proclamation designating April 2022 as National Donate Life Month.
PRISMA Health will light up all hospitals during April. #DonateLifeMonth #BeeADonor
Prisma Health’s new kidney transplant program at Greenville Memorial Hospital has received approval to perform kidney transplants by the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS), which oversees organ procurement and allocation nationally. The Prisma Health Transplant Center will be the only transplant center in the Upstate area of South Carolina and will bring leading-edge care to kidney disease patients who previously had to travel more than 100 miles for transplant-related procedures.
Last year, more than 5,700 people became living donors. Living donors can be part of the solution to solve the donor shortage and possibly save the life of someone who wishes to pursue a transplant. Learn more about the different options for living donation- Directed Donation, Kidney-paired Donation, and Non-direct Donation. What can YOU make possible?