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30-Day #ShareYourHeart Challenge

Every April, we celebrate National Donate Life Month to honor those that have saved lives with the gift of donation. Instead of in-person events this year, we’re celebrating virtually through a #ShareYourHeart challenge. You can help saves lives by promoting organ, eye and tissue donation.

About Share Your Heart Challenge

The #ShareYourHeart challenge was created to inspire others to register as a DONOR on their driver’s license, in place of our usual in-person events. Throughout National Donate Life Month you can honor your loved ones and your community in hopes that sharing your heart each day will bring a smile to others.  

Join the Challenge. Make a difference.

  1. Join the challenge. We’ll share daily activities on the LifeSource Facebook page. Take a peek below at all 30 activities. Download the #ShareYourHeart calendar. 
  2. Participate. Snap a photo of yourself doing the activity.  
  3. Share. Post your photo on social media with the hashtag #ShareYourHeart and tag us (@LifeSourceMNDAK). We are excited to see your photos! 

#ShareYourHeart Daily Activities

Day 1: Have you checked the box? 

Happy National Donate Life Month! Today’s the day to commit to the 30-day #ShareYourHeart challenge during the month of April. Change your profile picture and/or cover photo for April. Let’s turn our social media accounts blue and green!

Day 2: Did you know?

Share or learn something new. Did you test your knowledge with our Donate Life Month quiz? Share the quiz with your family and friends.

Day 3: Donation Is… 

If you could describe donation in one word, what would it be? Use the emojis below to describe* your connection to organ, eye and tissue donation! {Answer with all that apply to you} 

🏆 Registered donor 
❤️ Heart recipient 
💚 Liver recipient 
🧡 Kidney recipient 
💜 Lung recipient 
💛 Pancreas recipient 
💗 Small intestine recipient 
💙 Tissue recipient 
👀 Cornea recipient 
🌹 Donor family
🥇 Caregiver

💔 Loved one/friend/family member died while waiting 
🦋 Family member is a recipient 
🎉 Friend is a recipient 
💝 Friend was a donor 
⏰ Currently waiting for a life-saving transplant 
💪🏼 Living donor 
⭐️ Donation and transplant professional 
♻️ Believer

*Share your answer on LifeSource’s “Donation Is…” post (shared on April 3, 2020 on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter).

Day 4: #aworldofhearts 

Here’s another way to stay busy during this time of social distancing: make paper hearts to hang in your window. That’s it! 

Color it, paint it, cut it out, print it out – anything goes. Then, take a walk or drive around town and see how many hearts you can find. It’s a great way to keep busy, get fresh air and still practice social distancing. Just put a heart in your window or around the house to show your support. Don’t forget to share your photos with us!  

Day 5: Do something unexpected for someone. 

Complete a random act of kindness.  

Day 6: #DonateLifeRocks – Spread love and joy one rock at a time.

Love Rocks was inspired by two girls who lived with immense love and joy – and both unfortunately who passed away much too young. Their stories have shaped into so many more connections. With a glimpse of hope, these little rocks with fabric hearts have found their rightful owner just when they needed it most.

Head outside today & pick up a rock. Do you have blue & green paint, markers or fabric at home? Decorate your rock in any way you can show someone else love and joy; or simply what Donate Life means to you! Leave it in your neighborhood on your next walk to spread love and joy. Learn more about Love Rocks and how thousands across the world continue to honor the legacies of two organ donors, Anna and Abby.

Day 7: World Health Day 

Do you know someone who is on the front lines of COVID-19? Share a message to thank them for keeping us safe. We asked donor families to share their own appreciation in the video below.

Day 8: I’m a donor. Are you? 

Tag 8 people and share why you are an organ, eye and tissue donor. Challenge them to do the same. Not a donor? Challenge them to sign up. 

Day 9: Myth Buster 

Share a story that busts a donation myth. For example: “My 90-year-old grandmother was a donor.” Learn more about what questions others have asked about donation. 

Day 10: Moment of Silence 

Take a moment of silence at 10:08 a.m. Why 10:08 a.m.? One donor can save eight lives. Let’s pause for life.

Day 11: Spotlight a hero! 

Write a note or post about someone you’re grateful for, and why you appreciate them. 

Day 12: Dinner with donation. 

Happy Easter! Over dinner with your family, make donation the topic. Understand everyone’s desire to donate or not and then discuss why. Talk about the “what if this happens” etc. to start the conversation so when and if the time comes everyone understands what the others want.  

Day 13: Team Donate Life 

Show your spirit for your favorite sports team. 

Day 14: Let’s Chalk about Donation 

Time to get outside! Create blue and green chalk art describing what organ donation means to you. Share a photo with us! 

Day 15: Find comfort in today 

Cook your loved one’s favorite meal, or provide a meal to someone in need. 

Day 16: Choose Joy. 

Answer this*: What’s one thing that brought you joy today, or that you are grateful for?

*Share your answer on LifeSource’s “Choose Joy…” post (to be shared on April 16, 2020 on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter).  

Day 17: Blue and Green Day! 

Today is National Donate Life Blue & Green Day. Every year, we love seeing this incredible Donate Life community honoring donors and sharing gratitude for the gift of life in your beautiful blue & green. Share a selfie or post a photo of your furry four-legged friend wearing blue and green. #DonateLifeMonth #BlueGreenDay

Day 18: Lend a Helping Hand 

Make a difference in your local community. Schedule an appointment to donate blood with the American Red Cross or Memorial Blood Centers. Start collecting pop tabs to donate to the Ronald McDonald House. What other ideas do you have? 

Perform an act of kindness, feel good for helping others and post about it! Tag us (@lifesourcemndak) in your post for a chance to win a FREE coffee on us! ☕ *Enter now through the end of April*

Day 19: National Pediatric Transplant Week 

Write a message of hope and encouragement on a sheet of paper. Post a selfie with the message on social media. BONUS: Tag your local transplant center

Day 20: Show what you can do 

Do something healthy for your organs, eyes, and tissues (like drink daily required water, schedule your annual physical, or exercise for 30 minutes). 

Transplant Recipients: list 3 things you are now able to do because of donation. Donor Families: list 3 of your favorite memories of your loved one.  

Day 21: Light in the Dark 

Who is ready to color?! Download the official Donate Life America color pages below, or create your own picture about something that makes you smile.  

Day 22: Earth Day 

Did you know that the blue and green in the Donate Life symbol represent the blue sky, green earth, and the swirl of the circle of life? Get outside and make a difference for the Earth today. Some ideas to get you started: pick up trash on a walk outside, recycle or practice zero waste for the day. 

Day 23: Make the call 

Reconnect with someone that you haven’t talked to in a while.

Transplant recipients – Share what it was like to receive your life-saving call. 

Day 24: We are in this together! 

Do you have an inspiring or motivating quote that resonates with you? Share* the quote on social media to uplift others going through a hard time. 

 *Share your answer on LifeSource’s “In this together…” post (to be shared on April 24, 2020 on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter).  

Day 25: Share your why. 

Answer this*: Why are you a registered donor? Take a photo of/or with your reason, share on social and tag us in your post.

*Share your answer on LifeSource’s “Share Your Why…” post (to be shared on April 25, 2020 on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter).  

Day 26: Pay it Forward 

Make a donation to a charity/cause that was near to your loved one’s heart. 

Day 27: National Tell a Story Day 

Share a story about someone who inspires you. Or, if you are connected to donation, share YOUR story. 

Day 28: Be a Superhero day! 

Dress as a superhero and write a message to your hero. During this pandemic, we strongly support the front line staff, including the donation and transplant professionals working to save lives today and every day. 

Day 29: Thank you! 

Write a thank you note for a friend, colleague or family member. Remind that person how they have impacted your life and make the world a better place. 

Day 30: Donor Remembrance Day 

Light a candle in honor of our Donor Heroes who have given the gift of life through organ, eye and tissue donation.  

Donor families: Submit a forget-me-not digital flower to the Association of Organ Procurement Organization’s national event.