‘Green Chair’ spotlights organ donation

Staff report

On April 13, Life Connection of Ohio will partner with the Fulton County Health Center to raise awareness and educate the community about organ, eye and tissue donation through the Green Chair Campaign.

The Green Chair will be in the lobby from 8 a.m. April 13 to 8 a.m. April 14. Sharon Reddington RN, BSN, FCHC’s manager of staff development and nurse recruitment, said the goal of the Green Chair Campaign is to spotlight the many different people affected by organ, eye, and tissue donation; recipients, donor families, and those waiting for a transplant; and the families of those who died waiting.

The Green Chair is an invitation to anyone who has been touched by organ, eye, and tissue donation to take a seat and share their story. It is intended to be a symbol of hope and encouragement — that as the number of registered donors increases, the fewer empty chairs there will be.

“The public is invited to take pictures of family members sitting in the chair,” Reddington said. “It’s the focal point of a statewide campaign to educate the public about organ, eye, and tissue donation.”

At 11 a.m. on April 13, the Donate Life flag will be raised in front of the FCHC front entrance. Those with a connection to donation will speak at the 20-minute event. To learn more or to register as an organ, eye, and tissue donor, visit lifeconnectionofohio.org.

Life Connection of Ohio promotes and facilitates organ donation in northwest and west central Ohio.

Staff report