Brattleboro Memorial Hospital is taking part in the Donate Life Vermont Register Rally, a friendly competition between Vermont hospitals to increase the number of organ and tissue donor registrants in the state.

Donate Life Vermont is an initiative that aims to raise awareness for organ and tissue donation in the state of Vermont. Currently, less than one percent of the Vermont population is officially registered on the state’s organ and tissue donor registry. The goal of the rally is to register 5,000 Vermonters as organ and tissue donors during the four weeks spanning November 21 through December 21.

Ellen Smith, Executive Director of Development and Community Relations at BMH, says the hospital will support the rally by reaching out to the public through the web site and BMH Facebook page, as well as information tables in high-traffic areas of the hospital and public events.

“Organ donations save the lives of tens of thousands of people each year. We encourage everyone to go through the simple steps and register themselves as an organ and tissue donor,” says Smith.

Vermonters interested in registering as an organ and tissue donor should visit Donate Life Vermont and click Register Now.