Barnesville Hospital has partnered with the Ohio Hospital Association along with the Donate Life Ohio’s Green Chair campaign to increase awareness of the benefits of organ and tissue donation. With the campaign’s implementation, Barnesville Hospital hopes to not only boost local awareness of organ donation but also to increase organ donor registration. According to Lifeline of Ohio, more than 95% of adult Americans approve of organ donation but only 54% of Ohioans are registered donors. Just one person making the decision to become a registered organ donor can potentially save the lives of 50 others.
The slogan of the Green Chair campaign is “Don’t let another chair go empty”. This chair serves as an open invitation for anyone whose life has been affected by organ donation to share their story. For Rose Rosepapa of Bellaire, Ohio, the untimely loss of her daughter, Amanda Rosepapa, provided the gift of life to five others. Amanda was already a registered organ donor when she was involved in the tragic accident that resulted in her death in August 2010. Since Amanda’s death, Rose has become an advocate for organ donation, even meeting several of the recipients of Amanda’s organs. Please join Barnesville Hospital on July 11th at 12:30pm in the classroom as they welcome Rose Rosepapa to tell the story of her experience with organ donation and the positive impact it has made on the lives of not only Amanda’s family and friends but that of the recipient’s of her organs as well.
Donate Life Ohio’s Green Chair will be on site in the hospital’s front lobby on both July 11th and 12th. The hospital wishes to invite anyone whose life has been impacted by organ donation to sit in the chair and tell their story throughout these two days. In addition, registration forms will be available to those who wish to register, along with more information regarding organ donation. If you are unable to attend this event but would like to become a registered organ donor, you may visit www.donatelifeohio.org or your local BMV to register. For more information regarding this event contact Amie Booth by phone (740) 238-0378 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.