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Who is Legacy of Hope?
Legacy of Hope, formerly known as The Alabama Organ Center, is Alabama’s organ and tissue donation alliance. Founded in 1979, Legacy of Hope is a nonprofit whose mission is to educate people about the importance of organ, eye and tissue donation and to inspire them to become donors.
Over the past 50 years, transplantation has seen incredible advancements, and Legacy of Hope has played a key role in its growth. From the very first kidney transplant performed in Alabama in 1968 to the successful liver transplant from Alabama’s first HIV+ deceased donor, here’s a look at Legacy of Hope’s journey.
Why is organ donation so important? Here are some stats:
- 587 lives were saved in Alabama last year thanks to organ donors.
- A single donor can save eight lives through organ donation and countless others through tissue donation.
- More than 115,000 individuals are waiting for a lifesaving transplant. Of those, more than 1,500 are Alabamians.
- Every 10 minutes, someone is added to the national organ transplant waiting list. Every day, 20 people die waiting for a life-saving transplant.
Pose, Share + Inspire with #ALgivehope
#ALgivehope is Legacy of Hope’s latest mural campaign installed by Blank Space Bham and designed by Cayenne Creative. Its goal—to generate a community dialogue around the importance of organ, eye and tissue donation and to encourage people to register to be a donor.
“With a project like this, our objective goes beyond spreading awareness—we need people to act. We want them to register to become an organ and tissue donor. So, we set out to design something that catches the eye AND piques their interest to scan the QR code leading to the national registry.
The mural itself shows a swallow, a symbol of hope (and part of Legacy of Hope’s logo.) Donors give immense hope through their selfless act of donation. By standing in front of the mural, passersby can don the swallow’s wings and become a representation of the legacy one can leave behind if they decide to be a donor.”Dan Murch, Partner and Creative Director, Cayenne Creative
Here’s how it works:
- Pose in front of the mural
- Snap your photo
- Share to social media using #ALgivehope
When you visit Legacy of Hope‘s mural wall, you’ll also see a QR code. Scan the code with your phone and you’ll be directed to the registry page, which allows you to register to become an organ donor.
By taking your photo in front of the mural’s wings and sharing it using #ALgivehope, you’ll inspire others to sign up to become organ donors and share stories of hope.
Find Legacy of Hope’s mural wall at 421 Richard Arrington Junior Boulevard South, Birmingham, AL 35233.
Register to be an Organ Donor
Sure, you can wait until you visit the DMV to renew your license to check yes to being an organ donor. But why wait? Keep it simple—register here now. While the organ donation process is complex, becoming an organ donor is simple. All you have to do is:
- Follow this link.
- Fill out the form.
- Click submit.
Once you’ve followed these three steps, your name and information will be added to the Legacy of Hope organ donor registry.
Are you ready to sign up?
Keep life beating. Register to become an organ donor and your legacy will live on.
For more information on Legacy of Hope and their impact on Birmingham, check out their website and follow them on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn.