HRSA's WPFL "Let Life Bloom" Hospital Campaign
Professional and community education regarding donation is the link to saving more lives. This education is so important that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Health Services & Resources Administration (HRSA) developed the "Let Life Bloom" Workplace Partnership for Life (WPFL) Hospital Campaign. CDS welcomes the opportunity to partner with any hospital to complete this mission. Click here for more information about the WPFL "Let Life Bloom" campaign".
Carolina Donor Services Partner Challenge
The information and materials included in our online tool kit make it easier than ever for you to create an event, execute an idea or engage with the media to educate more people about the life-saving and life-improving gifts provided through organ, tissue and eye donation.
Using HRSA's Campaign Scorecard as your guide, plan your organization’s campaign activities and watch your points grow. The points you accumulate will determine your level of recognition in the national WPFL campaign, and your standing among hospitals in the Carolina Donor Services region.
Donation Education Information
- Rack Card (pdf)
- Questions and Answers about Organ and Tissue Donation (pdf)
- Donation and Transplantaction Statistics (pdf)
Most organizations share information with their communities through social media. Carolina Donor Services has a Facebook page that we use to share information with our various audiences. Social media is a great way to provide information, share links to interesting articles or websites and to prompt dialogue and discussion about donation and transplantation.
Use and/or personalize our sample social media messages and graphics:
- Your decision saves lives. Register to be an organ and tissue donor today at DonateLifeNC.org/Register and #letlifebloom.
- Did you know? More thatn 3,000 North Carolinians are waiting for a life-saving transplant. You can help #letlifebloom. Register today at DonateLifeNC.org/register.
- [Hospital/Facility] is proud to serve our community by helping people share the gift of life. Register to be an organ, eye and tissue donor today at DonateLifeNC.org/Register.
- Did you know? Just about anyone can be an organ, eye and tissue donor regardless of age or health conditions. Register today at DonateLifeNC.org/register.
Inspirational Stories of Hope (8.5 x 11 - pdf)
Links to Videos
- Organ Donation and Transplantation: How does it work? - 4:57 (HRSA)
- Daisy's Story - 5:22 (Figure 8 Films)
When Daisy was just 9 months old, she received a life-saving liver transplant and has been living life large ever since. Now at age 5, she tells her inspiring story in her own words.
- Delores and Jim: Organ Donation Saves Lives - 4:26 (Fox)
- Chris Henry Story - 8:14 (CBS)
- E:60 - Ray of Hope - 14:16 (ESPN)
Hospital "Thank You" Letters (8.5 x 11 - pdf)
- Workplace Partnership for Life - Let Life Bloom Horizontal Banner
- Workplace Partnership for Life - Let Life Bloom Vertical Banner
Donor Registration Drives
Donor registration drives are very easy to coordinate. You can do a donor drive on your unit, in your break room, in the cafeteria, or any public place in the hospital. Whether your donor drive is big or small, don’t forget that every donor counts!
Easy Steps to a Successful Donor Registration Drive
- Have a display of some sort- sign, rack cards, table with information.
- Smile and warmly greet visitors.
- Use an ice-breaker question, ex.: Have you ever met someone who received an organ transplant?
- Give information about donation and ask, “Are you an organ & tissue donor?” But remember: Don’t demand that they become donors. Instead, ask about their hesitations and politely address them but always respect that it is a personal decision.
- Explain that one donor can save or enhance the lives of more than 50 people, and mention the benefits of donation for those in need.
- Offer to help them fill out a paper enrollment form, use the SWIPE app (when available) or register on-line at DonateLifeNC.org/Register.
- Provide information on donation and the registry if they choose not to register today.
- Thank people for stopping by and considering donation.
- Keep track of each enrollment form you collect and share that information with your HD specialist.
Flag Raising Ceremonies
A flag raising ceremony is a great way to remember those individuals who have given the gift of life through organ, tissue and eye donation. Some hospitals will hold a flag raising ceremony after each donor, while others may hold a ceremony monthly, quarterly or even annually.
A flag raising ceremony takes many forms. It can be as simple as a moment of silence around a flag pole as the Donate Life Flag is raised or as involved as you would like to make it.
Simple Flag Raising Ceremony:
- Gather staff, visitors, donor family members, etc around the flag pole
- Offer some brief words honoring the heroic gift of the particular donor or donors in general
- Request a moment of silence as the flag is raised
- Offer some words of thanks to the attendees
Full Flag Raising Ceremony
- Gather staff, visitors, donor family members, etc around the flag pole or in an area near the flag pole either sitting or standing
- Offer a welcome by a member of hospital leadership that frames the event
- Invocation by a member of the local clergy or hospital chaplain
- Recipient or donor family story - this can either be a local recipient or a story available through the CDS website
- Moment of silence/raising of the Flag
- Closing remarks
Are you planning your first WPFL hospital event and are in need of some supplies for? Carolina Donor Services is happy to provide materials about donation to your hospital for your awareness event or donation registration drive free of charge. Please complete the WPFL Materials Request Form and let us know how we can help. Please submit requests at least two weeks prior to when the materials will be needed.
For all additional materials requests please contact your Hospital Development Specialist. We will do our best to accomodate all requests, but please note, requests will be filled depending on supply level.
Request a Speaker
Looking for a speaker for your hospital event? Carolina Donor Services staff and volunteers are available to give presentations across our service area depending upon availability. We do our best to tailor our speakers and their information based on the audience. If you would like to schedule a speaker to come to your event, please fill out the Speaker Request Form for Hospital Staff and CDS' Hospital Development Staff and provide as much information as possible. Please note that we typically require at least two weeks prior notice to find the appropriate speaker and cannot always guarantee one will be available on your date. However, we do our best to accomodate all requests.