Gov. John Bel Edwards has proclaimed April as Organ Donation Awareness month in Louisiana. This evening, the Louisiana Governor’s Mansion will go green in recognition of the importance of life-saving transplants.  

“In Louisiana alone, more than 2,000 citizens are in need of life-saving transplants, and it is our hope that by lighting the mansion green everyone will be encouraged to learn the facts about organ donations,” said Gov. Edwards. “We stand with the rest of the nation this month in honoring those who have given the gift of life through organ, eye and tissue donations.”

Every year, Donate Life America celebrates National Donate Life Month in April, focusing national attention on every individual’s power to make life possible by registering their decision to be an organ, eye and tissue donor. The Louisiana Organ Procurement Agency and Donate Life Louisiana work together with volunteers, the private-sector and non-profits to inform the public about the Louisiana Donor Registry, which gives hope to those whose life and productivity depend on a transplant. Learn more by visiting www.donatelifela.org.  

Read the proclamation here.