Nevada Donor Network Partners with Statewide First Responder Agencies to Announce ‘Silver State Heroes’ Campaign to Kick Off National Donate Life Month

Event features Joanna May, family member of donor hero Micah May; Major Kevin Honea, Nevada State Police; Nevada Donor Network; Clark County Commissioner Michael Naft; leadership from first responder agencies across the southern Nevada region; donor family members and transplant recipients.

In honor of April’s National Donate Life Month, several statewide first responder agencies have partnered with Nevada Donor Network to host a press conference announcing the “Silver State Heroes” campaign. This is the largest coordinated campaign involving 35 statewide first responder agencies to encourage the public to register to become organ, eye and tissue donors to save and heal lives. The campaign includes a competition to see which agency can do the most outreach during Donate Life Month.

Currently more than 100,000 Americans, including nearly 700 Nevadans, are waiting for their second chance at life through organ transplantation. Through the “Silver State Heroes Challenge” campaign, Nevada Donor Network’s community partners can help educate the public about the importance of registering to be a donor hero and how much of an impact it can make.

One heroic donor can save up to eight lives through organ donation, heal up to 75 lives through tissue donation, and help restore sight to up to two people through cornea donation.

Campaign Participants Include

AMR/Medic West; Central Lyon Fire Protection District; Clark County Fire Department; Clark County Office of the Coroner/Medical Examiner; Clark County School District Police Department; Community Ambulance; Douglas County Sheriff’s Office; Fallon Police Department; Henderson Police Department; Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office; Las Vegas Fire & Rescue; Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department; Lovelock Volunteer Fire Department; Lyon County Sheriff’s Office; Nevada State Police; North Lake Tahoe Fire District; North Las Vegas Fire Department; Nye County Sheriff’s Office; Optimumedicine, LLC; Pyramid Lake Police Department; REMSA Health; Reno Fire Department; Reno Police Department; Smith Valley Fire Protection District; Southern Nevada EMS Consortium; Sparks Fire Department; Sparks Police Department; Storey County Fire Protection District; Storey County Sheriff’s Office; Truckee Meadows Fire & Rescue; University Police Department – Northern Command; Washoe County Department of Alternative Sentencing; Washoe County Regional Medical Examiner’s Office; Washoe County Sheriff’s Office; White Pine County Sheriff’s Office